Demonstrate effective use of organizational patterns Describe standard practices and methods for creating engaging speech content
In this practice exercise, you will explore the importance of organizing the main ideas of a speech into a pattern.
A two-page (500-word) paper and answers to exercise questions
Step 1 Write definitions for patterns of organization.
Write a brief definition or description in your own words for each of the following patterns used to structure the flow of information in a speech:
Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
Step 2 Read the list below of statements about the topic of friendship.
Determine which of the patterns of organization might be useful to create a logical flow of information for the statements. Select one pattern of organization to use to organize the statements. It can be one of the five that you defined in Step 1 or another one from any of the lesson materials or another source.
Statements About Friendship*
We develop an acquaintanceship.
Friendship is an interpersonal relationship between two persons that is characterized by mutual positive regard.
In order to understand friendships, we need to see what a friendship is and its stages of development.
Friendship is one of the most important of our interpersonal relationships.
We develop an intimate friendship.
Friendships develop through various stages.
Friendships don’t develop full blown but rather go through various stages-from the initial meeting to intimate friendship.
We develop a casual friendship.
By understanding friendship we will be in a better position to develop and maintain productive and enjoyable friendships.
Friendship-an interpersonal relationship characterized by mutual positive regard-is one of our most important assets.
We develop a close relationship.
Friendship is vital to all of us.
*These statements are from the Organizing a Scrambled Outline activity on the Course Compass website
Step 3 Arrange the statements about friendship.
Arrange the statements to form a logical flow. Modify your arrangement as many times as needed to fit one of the organizational patterns you learned about in the lesson.
Step 4 Write the heading Introduction.
On the top of a sheet of blank paper, write the heading Introduction. Determine which statements you would include in the speech introduction. Then fill in the rest of the components of an introduction.
Step 5 Write the heading Body.
On the top of a second sheet of blank paper, write the heading Body. Determine which statements you would include in the body of the speech.
Step 6 Write the heading Conclusion.
On the top of a third sheet of blank paper, write the heading Conclusion. Determine which statements you would include in the conclusion of the speech. Then fill in the rest of the components of a conclusion.
Step 7 Enter the information.
In your word processing document, enter the headings and associated statements.
Step 8 Answer the questions.
Which pattern of organization did you use to structure the flow of statements?
Are there any other patterns that you could have potentially used? If so, which one(s)?
Step 9 Save and submit your assignment.
When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy to your instructor using the dropbox