Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

Dr. Robinson will help you understand that speakers must have something important to say to their listeners. You will explore how to arrange your speaking material and the steps involved, how to grab your audience, and how to surface a need in your address.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Have something important to say to your listeners.
  • Arrange the material so listeners will receive it.
  • Understand the theory behind speaking as listeners like it.
  • Understand the first two steps in preparing a speech that listeners like.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
What is the most effective speech you can remember? Did the content change your behavior? Why do you think the speaker had such a lasting affect on you?

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