As a result, it led me to read more about it. According to the book, Stand Up, Speak Out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking by Wrench, et al.
, “An attention-getter is a device that a speaker uses In the beginning of a speech In order to capture the audiences’ Interests and keep them Interested In the speech’s topic. ” (Moreover, being aware of how to choose an attention-getter will be helpful to you when preparing future oral presentations, and as you will see today, It can also help you In your future career, In the same ways that I believe it will help me. (Therefore, today, I will inform you about why I feel I have learned most from the concept of an attention-getter and how I will apply it in my future. ) I will begin by reminding you of the four things you can consider when choosing an attention-getter in order to improve the selection of attention-getters on future speeches. Then, I will discuss how this device can help with my future career. Body Transition: (Before I explain to you how learning about attention-getters will benefit me in my career, I will first review with you the Important Information regarding this device). .
(In order to select an attention-getter, It Is Important to be aware of four important considerations as well as different attention-getting devices. ) A. Let’s review four Important things to keep In mind when selecting an attention-getter. 1 . First, make sure the option you choose is relevant and appropriate for your audience. 2. Second, (you will want to) decide if the purpose of your speech is to inform, persuade, or entertain.
3.The third consideration is to choose an attention-getter that is relevant to your speech. 4. The last consideration is to figure out the occasion of your speech; different occasions require deferent types of tones and manners of speaking. B. Once you eave considered these four things, you will be able to actually choose a correct attention-getter for your speech. 1.
Now, there are many types of attention-getters that the book (which I referenced previously) goes Into detail about which you can choose from. 2.However, some of the most popular ones are: asking a question, referencing to a I did in the beginning of this speech. Transition: Now, you may be wondering how this device relates to my life. This leads me to my next point. (l will now share with you how I will use my knowledge about attention-getters in my future college courses and career. II.
(Learning about attention-getters has already helped me improve in this course and will allow me to do so in others and will also help me to be more successful as a teacher. ) A.Since I learned more about attention-getters, it has drastically improved my speeches. 1. For instance, you may not remember the attention-getter that I used in my first speech; however, I’m sure you can remember the attention-getter that I used in my last speech when I made you all do Jumping Jacks and squats. 2. The reason why you can remember the last attention-getter I used is because I kept hose four considerations in mind that I mentioned before.
Evaluate these four considerations when I give future oral other classes. 3. (l will continue to presentations in B. In addition to helping my current (and future speeches), this device can also help with my future career. 1. I plan on becoming an elementary school teacher (and in this position, it will be hard for me to keep the attention of my students because they are 2. For example, let’s say I want to do a lesson on long division; I would young.
) need some sort Conclusion of (device) to actually grasp the students’ attention.So to summarize, today, I have reminded you of the four things you can consider before choosing an attention getter (and the several different examples that you can use). I have also discussed how this device (has and will continue to help me in my college courses) and future career. Since I’m sure all of you want to have exquisite speeches, we can all agree that an attention-getter is a very important device that can help your speech from the start! Wrench, Jason S. , et al. Stand Up, Speak Out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking. Irving: Flat World, 2013.