Demonstrative Speech - Sample Outline
|This sample outline (taken from a Videotape - The Art of Public Speaking) demonstrating the steps of a process. Notice how it is set up. You will be required to set up your outline in the same way.|
(The information above the introduction is for the reader)
Specific Purpose: to inform my audience of the three steps to take when responding to a medical emergency.
Thesis: When responding to a medical emergency you should take three main steps--survey the scene, contact emergency medical services, and start CPR.
Method of Organization: Chronological
(Begin your presentation with the statement beside Roman numeral I)
|I||First Sentence: "Imagine you're at home eating a holiday dinner with your family and your uncle begins to suffer a heart attack.|
|II||Strategy: Would you know how to handle the situation by administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better know as CPR?|
|III||Specific Purpose: As a lifeguard, I have been certified in CPR for the past four years and I'll teach you what to do when responding to a medical emergency..|
|IV||Thesis: Tonight I will explain the lifesaving process of surveying an emergency, contacting emergency medical services, and administering CPR.|
According to the American Red Cross, the first step in an emergency is to
survey the scene.
|II. The second step in an
emergency is to contact an emergency medical service (EMS).
|III. The third step in an
emergency is to administer CPR.
|I||This short speech has shown you the importance of surveying the scene of an emergency, contacting an emergency medical service, and starting CPR.|
|II||Because of your knowledge of these three steps, you can be the vital link in an emergency such as that described in my introduction and you can help save a life.|