– Ted Talk –


  1. What is the topic of the speech?
  2. What is the speakers specific purpose?
  3. HIGHLIGHT with background color-Which of the following methods of gaining interest and attention does the speaker use in the introduction? 

 Relate the topic to the audience  State the importance of the topic

 Startle the audience  Arouse the curiosity of the audience

 Question the audience  Begin with a quotation

 Tell a story  Refer to the occasion

 Invite audience participation   Use visual or audio aids

 Refer to a previous speaker  Begin with humor

  1. Does the speaker include a central idea/thesis that previews the main points of the speech in the introduction?  State the central idea/thesis to show that you understand the definition of this concept.
  2. List the main points developed in the body of the speech.
  3. Are the speakers main points clear and easy to follow throughout the speech? Why or why not? (Do not just answer YES or NO)
  4. Does the speaker use a transition/signpost or other connective between each main point of the speech?
    Please list a minimum of one used in speech if they are present (FYI – they SHOULD be present).  Show that you understand the definition/concept of transitions/signposts in your answer.
  5. HIGHLIGHT with background color – Which of the following methods of referring to the central idea (thesis) does the speaker use in the conclusion? 

 Restate the main points   End with a quotation

 Make a dramatic statement   Refer to the introduction

 Challenge the audience  Call for action