1) intro and body; 2) dialogue with the audience; 3) summary/conclusion.
The introduction should contain an attention-getter, purpose, relevance, credibility statement for all speakers, and thesis/preview statement. The conclusion should include a restatement of the thesis, review of the main points, and a summary of the dialogue.
- Write and deliver a speech that explores at least three sides of an issue with multiple perspectives that articulates your experiences and research on a particular topic. The perspectives discussed on the topic should be more complex than pro or con. Exploring the nuances and grey areas of each perspective is an essential part of invitational speeches. The topic should have significance beyond your personal experience and have clear relevance to the audience’s interest in the matter. Your speech will invite the audience to discuss the issue and will set up a safe environment in which to do so. Each group member should research and present an equal share of the speech.
- Organize the speech in the manner which will best encourage discussion. Use the arrangement which best fits the perspectives presented, primarily using multiple perspective pattern. Main and supporting points should show unity, coherence, balance, and mutual exclusivity. This is a time where more than 3 main points may be necessary. Also, additional main points to provide background/history/context or a case example may be helpful in addition to the various perspectives.
Use supporting materials that will clarify your ideas, respectfully present multiple perspectives, and hold the interest of the audience. Information may be drawn from personal experience but should be confirmed by outside sources, preferably from the library resources. A minimum of 3 sources is required, and 1 must be scholarly.