The Art of Public Speaking - Chapter 8: Supporting Your Ideas Summary & Analysis

Stephen Lucas
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Summary

A speaker supports the central idea of a speech with facts and, when appropriate, figures. If false information or sloppy generalizations are presented someone in the audience will know that the speaker didn't do his or her homework.

Vivid and compelling examples are proven to capture the attention of your audience. Metaphors and anecdotes can serve to make the message clearer.

Also called specific instances, brief examples are mentioned casually to make a point. Piling up one brief example on top of another, serves to strengthen your argument.

The extended example serves the same purpose of the brief example. It captures the interest of the audience. The difference is that extended examples are longer.

Hypothetical examples are created by the speaker to make his point. They are effective, but the speaker must be clear that he has created the scenario to...

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