Writing the Body of the Speech | Speech Writing Lesson

In the previous post, you learned how to write an introduction of the speech. This time, we are going to focus on writing the body.
This part of the speech is essential as it provides you to do explanations, examples, and discussions of details about the topic you chose. This portion supports your main idea or thesis statement. For you to have logically organized the data you will include in this part, you can choose from any of these methods of organization.
1. Problem-Solution Order
You provide information about the problem and explain it deeply. After discussing, you can provide solutions to address the problem.
Example: Containing the spread of COVID-19
2. Categorical/Topical Order
You divide the topic into several subtopics or categories helping you to do detailed discussion.
Example: Importance of exercise in fighting COVID-19
3. Chronological Order
You present details in time order. This is best when narrating events, especially in history.
4. Comparison and Contrast Order
You present similarities and differences between two or three points.
Example: Comparing the learning modalities devised by DepEd
5. Spatial/Geographical Order
You present how things fit together in physical space. You can tell locations like how to get there.
Example: Tell how to travel to Pangasinan during the time of the pandemic.
6. Causal Order
You present cause-effect relationships to a particular issue.
Example: Surge of COVID-19 cases after the holiday break
By choosing the appropriate method, you know how to arrange the details that can keep your audience listening to you. To make the text coherent, you must transitional devices. These are words or phrases that connect a sentence to another sentence or a paragraph to another paragraph. Using these, you will achieve logical organization, coherence and cohesion, and unity.
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Patterns of organization. PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://faculty.washington.edu/ezent/impo.htm#SPAP
Sipacio, P. J. & Balgos, A. R. (2016). Oral communication in context for senior high school. C & E Publishing, Inc.: Quezon City
The Transitional Device Table. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://kielikompassi.jyu.fi/.../transitionaldevicetable...

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