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After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions:
Why is it important that speeches be organized clearly and coherently?
How many main points will your speeches usually contain? Why is it important to limit the number of main points in your speeches?
What are the five basic patterns of organizing main points in a speech? Which are appropriate for informative speeches? Which is used only in persuasive speeches? Which is used most often?
What are three tips for preparing your main points?
What is the most important thing to remember when organizing supporting materials in the body of your speech?
What are the four kinds of speech connectives? What role does each play in a speech?