Impromptu Speaking

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Impromptu Speaking by Mind Map: Impromptu Speaking

1. Structure

1.1. Unified Analysis Style

1.1.1. Introduction Hook Link Thesis If topic = word, then get thesis from definition of the word. If topic = phrase, quotation, proverb, etc., then get thesis from clear, simple, and literal interpretation. Preview

1.1.2. Body First reason validating the thesis First example Second example Second reason validating the thesis First example Second example

1.1.3. Conclusion Review with restatement of thesis Refer back to hook Strong concluding sentence (not necessarily in order or in discrete parts)

1.2. Dialectical Analysis Style

1.2.1. Introduction Hook Link Transition to thesis

1.2.2. Body Thesis Definition or interpretation Supporting example Anthithesis Counter definition or counter interpretation Supporting example Synthesis Resulting definition or interpretation Supporting example

1.2.3. Conclusion Review of how thesis and antithesis yield the synthesis Refer back to hook Strong concluding sentence (not necessarily in order or in discrete parts)

2. NFL Rules

2.1. 5 minutes prep

2.2. 5 minutes speaking time

3. Types of Support

3.1. illustrations from...

3.1.1. art

3.1.2. philosophy

3.1.3. literature

3.1.4. music

3.1.5. science

3.1.6. history

3.1.7. news stories

3.1.8. pop culture music TV movies video games memes

3.1.9. personal stories

3.1.10. (pick your specialty!)

4. Texts

4.1. "Impromptu Speaking" by Randy Cox

4.1.1. Good examples of transitions

4.1.2. Good advice for advanced development of impromptu skills

4.2. "Organizing" I, by Robert Carroll

4.2.1. [need to review and mine the info]

4.3. "Organizing" II by Robert Carroll

4.3.1. already outlined on this map

4.4. "The Catch Phrase in the Wry" by Drolshagen et al.

4.4.1. Tell a story.

4.4.2. Memorize the topic.

4.4.3. Avoid talking about yourself.

4.4.4. Give some historical examples.

4.4.5. Read voraciously, remember selectively. start with your lit class--also, history, science, etc.

4.4.6. Commit some organizational patterns to memory.

4.4.7. Use a unifying metaphor. carry it throughout the speech ideally, comes from the opening/hook

4.5. "Off the Wall Impromptu" by Martha Kennedy

4.5.1. not useful to students

4.6. "Impromptu" by Shirley Keller

4.6.1. organizational structures problem-solution effects-causes past-present-future myself-my neighborhood/my friends-mankind city-state-national-international pendulum swing (two extremes) journalistic questions situation-pros/cons impact: politically-socially-economically need-plan-advantages

5. Rules for Class Impromptu

5.1. five minutes prep time

5.1.1. only pen, paper, and a dictionary in prep room

5.2. you may use a single 3x5 or 4x6 note card when you speak

5.2.1. no more than 3 words for intro, 3 words for each main point, 3 words for each example, and 3 words for conclusion (total of 24 words)

5.3. speech should be 2 minutes, with 15 second grade period

5.4. grading: you'll be scored based on...

5.4.1. delivery

5.4.2. organization and structure

5.4.3. use of support (evidence)

5.4.4. logic and clarity of thought