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Developing a Presentation

Organization

A good speech needs a clear organizational pattern for your audience to follow. Effective speeches have a clear introduction, body and conclusion.

Developing Content

For some speech assignments you may be able to pull from your own personal experience to begin content development. For many assignments, however, research is the key to identifying strong speech content. The RRCC Library online databases are a great place to find quality sources. We have subscriptions to multiple scholarly databases to put you on the road to research success. Learn more at the online RRCC Library:  http://www.rrcc.edu/library/

Citing Sources

You can plagiarize a speech the same way you can plagiarize a paper! You need to include verbal source citations in research-based speeches.

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