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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.
TAKE IT STEP BY STEP
There are many components of an effective introduction:
1. Attention getter
2. Self/topic introduction
3. Statement of purpose
4. Thesis statement/central Idea
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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