1. Need (what is the problem?)
2. Satisfaction (how can it be solved?)
3. Visualization (how you will be affected – positively and/or negatively?)
II. Need (may choose to highlight any or all of the issues below…all of your information should be substantiated by acceptable sources. The points below do not constitute an order). If using statistics, be sure to discuss them so that they make sense to us; so that we have some real sense of the numbers. For example, 10,000 people versus. all the students enrolled at Cy-Fair College and the Fairbanks Center OR 1 in 5 versus imagine four of the people in this class of twenty..
A. What is the problem?
B. What do we need? OR What need is not being met?
C. What is the scope of the problem? How big is it? How much money does it cost us?
D. Why should we care?
E. How does the problem affect us?
F. What are the causes of the problem?
G. What are the effects?
Transition: Go from Need to Satisfaction.
III. Satisfaction (what will solve the problem?)
A. What needs to be done to solve the problem? Does a law need to be passed? Does there need to be increased participation from people? Do we need to be more careful?
B. Does your solution solve for all of the causes? In other words, if your solution is enacted, will the problem go away or the effects be significantly reduced?
C. Sources (How did others solve the problem? Have they had success? Would their methods work here? Is there an analogous situation and can the methods used to combat that situation be used in this situation?)
Transition: Go from Satisfaction to Visualization.
IV. Visualization (How will we be better off if we enact the solution? How will we
be worse off if we do not enact the solution?)
A. Positive visualization
B. Negative visualization
C. Contrast positive and negative visualizations
B. Action (Ask your audience to take a specific behavioral step or steps).
C. Concluding Statement (use a circular close)
Be sure to use labels for your points that are descriptive yet simple. Your preview should present an overview. It should not take us through the whole journey. Then, be sure to use these tags in your transitions and/or in the topic sentences of your points.
Be sure to include a reference page – 5 sources. They should all be integrated into and sourced in your speech.
You may not use wikipedia or an online encyclopedia for a source. Also, be very careful about your web resources