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12.10: Sample 3B- Speech to Motivate to Action

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    Name: Justine Bunch

    Audience Analysis

    Answer in complete sentences and use examples from your audience analysis questions.

    1. If what you are asking the audience to do is such a good idea, think about those in the audience who might object to your idea. How will you address possible objections in your speech? Some might object to that planning is yet another task to complete, but I will argue that good planning actually frees up time for the planner.
    2. How much interest did the audience have in your topic? How will you make the topic interesting to them? They were somewhat interested, but they’ve had people telling them how important time management is for most of their lives. I’ll try to use some current statistical data/research to approach the topic from some unique angles to give them a new perspective on it.
    3. How will the audience demographics (not what you learned on your Audience Analysis) impact the development of your speech? Since my audience consists of college students, my planning strategies will focus around the main items that college students must plan for.

    Title: Time Management

    General Purpose: To motivate to act

    Specific Purpose: To motivate my audience members to manage their time better

    1. ATTENTION Step
      1. Grab Attention: How well do you plan? I consider myself a generally good planner, but whenever I find myself writing a paper at midnight, I must pause to consider the effectiveness of my time management. Let us complete a short quiz from the Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center to determine your individual planning effectiveness before continuing on….
      2. Relate to Audience: As college students, each of us has procrastinated, prioritized poorly, and generally failed at planning. Even if you feel comfortable with your time-management abilities, it always helps to reassess your effectiveness and to find new strategies to plan well.
      3. Relate to Self (Establish Credibility): Being a person who struggles with procrastination as well as over-extensive planning, I went on a quest to find the most effective time-management strategies.
      4. Central Idea: You should improve your time-management strategies.
      5. Specific Purpose: Today, I would like to motivate you all to manage your time more effectively.
      6. Preview Main Points: Today I will cover…
        1. Need: The reasons why it is necessary to be an effective time manager for the community college student
        2. Satisfaction: The means by which each of us can make better use of our time
        3. Visualization: And the future benefits to our time-management choices now

    Transition to #II: First, why must we manage our time better?

    1. NEED Step
      1. When we forsake effective time management, our present decisions do not serve to fulfill future goals.
        1. “Planning is about the future impact of present decisions.” (Warnick)
        2. Planning frees us up to focus on the important rather than the urgent.
        3. Planning allows us to focus on people, not tasks.
      2. Not planning leads to anxiety.
        1. “Anxiety is the warning light on our spiritual dashboard.” (Warnick)
        2. If your daily routine is not going to complete your goals, there is a problem with your daily priorities.
        3. Planning allows us to complete necessary tasks without stress.

    Transition to #III: Now that we have assessed the reasons to plan, let us determine the methods by which to plan.

    1. SATISFACTION STEP
      1. Plan around your short-term and long-term goals.
        1. Plan tasks that follow the “Smart Tips” strategy.
        2. Write a paragraph to determine your individual mission statement, and make sure your schedule is serving to follow your set of values.
      2. Create a master/weekly schedule. (Dartmouth College)
        1. Write everything down.
        2. Create margin within your schedule. (Leave time for things you don’t expect.)

    Transition to #IV: In the end, what does it look like after you’ve improved your time- management strategies?

    1. VISUALIZATION Step
      1. When good planning occurs in your life, you have time to do the things that are most important.
        1. Good planning allows you to have worry-free rest.
        2. When short-term goals are fulfilled, it is refreshing and fulfilling.
      2. When things are orderly in your daily life, you can pursue excellence in a carefree manner.
        1. If you’re living to fulfill a long-term calling, the end goal is what will motivate you in your daily life.
        2. When your vision is for the long-term, the worries of the short-term are only temporary.

    Signal End: Let us review what we have learned and decide what to do about it.

    1. ACTION Step
      1. Restate Central Idea: After listening to my speech, I expect that you will have taken away effective tools for better managing your time.
      2. Recap Main Points: After discussing the reasons to plan, the means by which to plan, and what it really looks like to lead a time-managed lifestyle, I hope you will go out and add some more freedom through structure to your daily schedule.
      3. Call to Action (Clincher): Do not think of planning as yet another commitment, but as something that will free up time to do the things you want to do. “You do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do”—The Great Debaters.

    Works Cited

    Ellis, D. Becoming a Master Student. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 2014. Print.

    “Managing Your Time.” Dartmouth. Trustees of Dartmouth College. 10 Oct. 2018. Web. 2 May 2019.

    “Smart Tips.” The University of Chicago. The University of Chicago. 2018. Web. 2 May 2019.

    Warnick, David. Self Leadership. New Life Interns. New Life Community Church, Rathdrum, ID. 21 Sep. 2018. Lecture.


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