Complete the TED Talk Speech Worksheet based upon the key steps.
1. Consider your audience. For this assignment, your audience is made up of decision-makers at the local, national, or global level. You must keep this audience in mind throughout the speech-making process.
2. Determine your general and specific purposes. The general purposes of speechmaking are to inform, to persuade, and to entertain. The general purpose of this assignment is to persuade. The specific purpose of a speech identifies what you want your listeners to be able to do, remember, or feel at the end of your speech.
3. Develop your central idea. The central idea summarizes your speech in a single sentence.
4. Generate the main ideas. The main ideas are the key points in a speech; these are derived from the central idea. Your TED Talk speech will have two main ideas. One main idea will identify and explain the problem; the second main idea will explain the solution.
5. Gather supporting material. Supporting material includes facts, examples, definitions, and quotations from others. Remember, sources must be acknowledged in the speech. An oral source citation typically includes the author, title, and year of publication.
Scenario: You are watching the news and hear that a group of government decision-makers are offering a one BILLION dollar grant to eliminate the greatest problem facing humans today.
They invite citizens to give a speech about what they believe is the greatest problem facing humans today, and what they think is the best solution to it. If the panel is persuaded by your words, you could win, and have the grand prize money used to make the world a better place.
So, ask yourselfwhat do YOU think is the greatest problem that humans face today?
Global Warming? Violence against females? Racism? Sexism? Poverty? Homophobism? Xenophobia? A lack of Equal Pay? American minimum wages? A lack of affordable healthcare in the U. S.? Pollution? (etc. etc.)