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Q. Outlining: Introductions and Conclusions



You only get one first impression, which means the introduction of your presentation needs to pack a punch. Your introduction is your big chance to prove to the audience that you're worth listening to. 


There are many components of an effective introduction:

1. Attention getter

2. Self/topic introduction

3. Statement of purpose

4. Thesis statement/central Idea

5. Relevance

6. Preview of main points

7. Transition into first main point


You've just developed an impactful introduction and a solid body to your speech – now what? Many students struggle to write the conclusion to a speech, but the great news is that a conclusion is essentially a backwards introduction. Remember: in the introduction we preview and in the conclusion we review!

1. Review statement of purpose

2. Review thesis statement/central idea

3. Review main points

4. Closure statement (revisit attention getter)


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  • Last Updated Oct 18, 2019
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  • Answered By Jeannine Lane

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