Step 1 Plan your speech.
Select an occasion or situation for your ceremonial speech.
Step 2 Review the process of thesis development.
Review the information in Lesson 2 of the course about creating a specific purpose statement and thesis, deriving a question based on the thesis, and using the question to determine the main points to cover in the speech. Consider reviewing the documents you created for Assignment 2.2: Developing Purpose and Thesis Statements and Assignment.
Step 3 Enter topic information.
In a document for this assignment, determine and enter the following information about your topic.
Description of the setting (occasion or situation) for your ceremonial speech
Description of the audience for your speech (you get to define your audience)
Step 4 Select a pattern.
Based on your knowledge of patterns of organizing speech information, select a pattern of organization to use to create an outline for your speech.
Step 5 Create an outline based on the template provided.
Step 6 Create a reference list.
Include any and all sources you used to locate information for your outline.