Extemporaneous Speaking Introductions

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Extemporaneous Speaking Introductions
Extemporaneous Speaking Introductions
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Se7ing the stage for success with an effective AGD
Structure of an Introduction I. 
A7ention Ge7ing Device
II. 
Link & Background
III. 
Significance Statement
IV. 
Question V. 
Answer
VI. 
Preview
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A7ention Ge7ing Device
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Used to lay the foundation for a speech and build a rapport with the judge
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Usually narrative in nature
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Should be entertaining, novel, energetic and preferably unexpected
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Should last roughly 30 seconds
What is an AGD?
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First impressions are made in just 10-­‐‑15 seconds
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It sets up expectations for the rest of a speech
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It sets the tone for the rest of a performance
Why is your AGD important?
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Historical analogy Ñ 
Quotes with specific relevance
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“News of the Weird”
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Satire
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Recent developments
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Background that is not common knowledge
Good ADGs…
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Pop Culture Ñ 
Quirky facts Ñ 
Simple Analogies
Okay ADGs…
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History or English 101
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Personal stories or analogies Ñ 
Singing
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Poor ADGs…
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Jokes above a PG-­‐‑13 level
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Jokes of a sexual, racial, religious, or cultural nature
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Quotes from non-­‐‑credible sources
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Made-­‐‑up stories or borrowed stories
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Characterizations
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Inappropriate AGDs…
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Present the AGD in a narrative manner
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Explain how the AGD links to the question
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Explain the relevance of the issue at hand
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State the question, word for word, as wri7en
Using AGDs in a speech
And now, some examples
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Question: Will proposed changes to the Texas high school curriculum be7er serve the needs of students?
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The House on Friday refused to accept Senate changes to its bill overhauling Texas’ school testing and accountability system.
The House’s testing bill differs slightly from the Senate legislation on which high school exams would be retained and which would be scrapped. Students would only have to pass five end of course exams to graduate, instead of the current 15. Both chambers’ proposals would replace current graduation standards with a new system that would allow students to select one of multiple paths – or “endorsements” – to graduation. Those include arts and humanities, business and industry, and science and math.
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Dallas Morning News, May 10th, 2013
Recent Developments…
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For too long, Texas schoolchildren have been
handcuffed by a concept of education that is
outdated and underfunded. It has been
outperformed by more progressive and choicedriven models throughout the United States.
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Ramiro Mojarro, president of Comunidades
Mexicanas de San Antonio
Quotes…
Satire…
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www.navalhistory.org
The passenger liner, The Titanic, sunk on its maiden voyage from England to the United States in 1912. The Titanic was known as the unsinkable ship, specifically designed to make the long journey to America with no possible chance of sinking.
Read more: h7p://www.businessinsider.com/
worst-­‐‑mistakes-­‐‑in-­‐‑history
Historical Analogy…
Carl Bellenir, 48, was arrested in San Luis Obispo, Calif., in February after he had successfully cashed in, at a Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, several rolls of pennies that had been stuffed into rolls labeled for dimes. Bellenir apparently did not realize that the rolls would be examined later in the day and so returned the very next morning to the same bank and tried it again. Police were called, and Bellenir fled, but he was captured down the street at a Bank of America trying the same trick. -­‐‑Tribune News (San Luis Obispo), 2-­‐‑7-­‐‑2013
News of the weird…
Some more practice…
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Question: How can our nation’s leaders bolster America’s sluggish economy?
"Too bad that all the people who really
know how to run the country are busy
driving taxi cabs and cutting hair."
- George Burns
Quote…
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A Gallup poll released on Tuesday found 86
percent of those surveyed this month ranked
creating jobs as their top priority for action by
Congress and Obama, tied at 86 percent with
helping the economy grow.
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Reuters, May 9th 2013
Recent Developments…
Satire…
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Just Because It Worked Once: Carl Bellenir, 48, was arrested in San Luis Obispo, Calif., in February after he had successfully cashed in, at a Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, several rolls of pennies that had been stuffed into rolls labeled for dimes. Bellenir apparently did not realize that the rolls would be examined later in the day and so returned the very next morning to the same bank and tried it again. Police were called, and Bellenir fled, but he was captured down the street at a Bank of America trying the same trick. [Tribune News (San Luis Obispo), 2-­‐‑7-­‐‑2013]
News of the weird…
www.Open.salon.com
From 1993-1994, vacuum company Hoover offered a
promotional deal to their customers: spend £100 on
any of their products and win two free return flights to
Europe or the US. Unfortunately for the company, the
promotion proved so popular that it became financially
unfeasible to sustain and the company stopped issuing
tickets. Following thousands of complaints, the BBC's
Watchdog exposed the company's policy of
intentionally holding back the promised tickets, leading
to the sacking of the entire board and the selling of the
company to an Italian firm. The fiasco cost Hoover their
reputation, as well as nearly £50 million.
Historical Analogy…
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