Please help me with my speech assignment.

Speech Topic: Artificial Intelligence

Speech Type: Informative

Audience Analysis:

  • Knowledge: [What do your listeners know about the topic?]
  • Attitudes: [How does your audience feel about the topic? What can you do to create or reinforce a positive attitude?]
  • Expectations: [Why will your audience be present for your speech? What are they expecting to hear?]
  • Demographics: [Describe the audience’s demographics. How might those factors influence your presentation?]
  • Setting: [What will your speech setting be?]

Speech Purpose: [Write a specific purpose that expresses in action form what you hope to achieve with your speech.]

Thesis Statement: [Write a single declarative sentence expressing the theme or central idea of your speech.]

Introduction:

  • Getting Attention: [Gain the audience’s attention.]
  • Topic and Purpose: [Summarize your topic and purpose.]
  • Main Points: [Preview the main points.]
  • Relevance: [Make the topic relevant for your audience.]
  • Credibility: [Establish credibility as a speaker.]

Organizational Pattern: [Enter the organizational pattern used for your main points.]

Body:

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  • Transition: [Write a sentence that will help your audience connect one main point to the next.]

  • [Second idea (second strongest)] (* Note any visual aid(s) you plan to include)
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    Transition: [Write a transition that will help your audience make the connection from one main point to the next.]

  • [Third idea (weakest)] (* Note any visual aid(s) you plan to include)
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  • Conclusion

    Closing Signal: [Signal the close of your speech.]

    Main Points: [Summarize your main points.]

    Topic and Purpose: [Repeat your topic and speech purpose.]

    Audience Response: [Challenge the audience to respond.]

    Memorable Close: [Make the conclusion memorable.]

     

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    There is a lot in this particular question, and I can't write the speech for you; however, I can help you get started. About half of the information being requested deals with the rhetorical situation and the opening few sentences of the speech.

    The first part of the rhetorical situation...

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    There is a lot in this particular question, and I can't write the speech for you; however, I can help you get started. About half of the information being requested deals with the rhetorical situation and the opening few sentences of the speech.

    The first part of the rhetorical situation has been chosen for you. The speech genre is an informative speech. The next thing that you have to figure out is who your audience is. Are your audience members very informed about artificial intelligence, or do they have minimal knowledge of the subject? Those are two very different audiences, and knowing who your audience is will determine exactly what details about artificial intelligence your speech is going to include.

    Knowing who your audience is and what information they need is also going to steer your thesis statement. The speech's purpose might simply be to inform a very ignorant audience of what artificial intelligence is and some basic applications of it. The audience's knowledge of the subject will also determine how much technical jargon you can use.

    Once the general direction of the speech has been determined, you need to figure out how to capture your audience's attention right from the start. The attention-getting device is critical. A fairly easy and standard attention-getting tool is to start by asking your audience a question. You could even make the question something that requires the audience to physically answer by a show of hands. Another tactic is to use a quote about artificial intelligence. Because it is a public speech, my recommended attention-getting tool is the anecdote. Tell your audience a short story. Paint them a picture of a world with artificial intelligence. People love stories, so the anecdote is a great way to start a speech.

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