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Communication and Speech - Sellersburg: Outlines and Documentation Style

Documenting Your Sources/Avoiding Plagiarism

Sample Speech Outlines and Bibliographies

A basic speech outline should include three main sections:

  • The Introduction --  This is where you tell them what you're going to tell them.
  • The Body -- This is where you tell them.
  • The Conclusion -- This is where you tell them what you've told them.

 

Use these samples to help prepare your speech outlines and bibliographies.

  • Sample Preparation Outline -- from The Art of Public Speaking, 10th ed., pp. 213-215; this type of outline is very detailed with all the main points and subpoints written in complete sentences. Your bibliography should be included with this outline.

  • Sample Speaking Outline -- from The Art of Public Speaking, 10th ed., pp. 218-219; this type of outline is very brief and uses phrases or key words for the main points and subpoints. This outline is used by the speaker during the speech.

  • Sample APA Bibliography

  • Sample MLA Bibliography