Description An informative speech increases the audience members’ understanding of a topic.

Description

An informative speech increases the audience members’ understanding of a topic. For this speech, you will inform your audience about a significant popular culture product or personality from the last five years. “Popular culture (or “pop culture”) refers to the traditions and material culture of a particular society. [In first-world countries], pop culture refers to cultural products such as music, art, literature, fashion, dance, film, cyberculture, television, and radio that are consumed by the majority of a society’s population. Pop culture is those types of media that have mass accessibility and appeal” (Crossman, 2020). 

This assignment requires you to design and deliver an original 4-5 minute informative speech, with supporting PowerPoint slides. 

For this speech, you will inform your audience about a topic by answering the questions:

What is the most significant popular culture product or personality from the last five years and why is that product or personality the most significant?
 

The ideas in your speech must be supported by evidence. A minimum of three viable, relevant, timely sources is required. For this speech, you will confine your research to newspapers from across the country. You may choose from the following online newspapers:

“LA Times”

“Chicago Tribune”

“USA Today”

“Atlanta Journal-Constitution”

“Detroit Free Press”

“Arizona Republic”

“The Dallas Morning News”

“Boston Herald”

“New York Post”

“The Washington Times”

POWERPOINT SPEECH WORKSHEET

Do not complete this worksheet unless you have read the instructions for this speech.  You will complete this worksheet easier if you follow the speech instructions as these instructions tell you exactly how to complete this worksheet. 

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Fill in the blanks to create a preparation outline. Write your preparation outline in complete and correct sentences. Refer to the sample preparation outline in our textbook for guidance.

2. The speaking notes prompts follow the preparation outline. Fill in the blanks to develop speaking notes. Refer to the sample speaking notes outline in our textbook for guidance.

PREPARATION OUTLINE
You will fill in your answers after each colon (:). Write in complete sentences.

Introduction:

Central Idea: The most significant popular culture personality from the last five years is Kim Kardashian. She has influenced and impacted the fashion industry, home décor, lifestyles, and body image.

Preview:

Signpost (Transition):

Main Idea #1:

(Write your first Main Idea which will identify and explain the pop culture product or personality).

(A. Support #1 for Main Idea #1. Identify and explain.):

(Detail for Support #1 for Main Idea #1):

(Detail for Support #1 for Main Idea #1):

(B. Support #2 for Main Idea #1. Give examples.):

(Detail for Support #2 for Main Idea #1):

2. (Detail for Support #2 for Main Idea #1):

Signpost (Transition):

Main Idea #2:

(Write your second Main Idea which will explain why this is the most significant pop culture product or personality from the last five years).

(A. Support #1 for Main Idea #2. Why is this the most significant pop cultural change that has occurred in the past five years?):

(Detail for Support #1 for Main Idea #2):

(Detail for Support #1 for Main Idea #2):

(B. Support #2 for Main Idea #2. Give Examples.):

(Detail for Support #2 for Main Idea #2):

2. (Detail for Support #2 for Main Idea #2):

Signpost (Transition):

Conclusion:

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SPEAKING NOTES

Be sure to include delivery cues. Do not write in complete sentences.

Abbreviated Introduction:

Central Idea:

Preview:

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Abbreviated Body:

(Include Supporting Material/Research Here)

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Abbreviated Conclusion:

Review and Save:

Please download the worksheet (Microsoft Word document), complete it for the assignment, and save it.  Then, submit the saved worksheet to the assignment link.