Patterns of Organization in the Body of a Speech

 

 

Read pages 298-302 of DOS handout

 

 

 

Type

Definition

When Used

 

 

 

chronological

in time order (past-present-future)

use for speeches about things, processes, places, people, concepts, or events

 

 

 

 

 

 

spatial order

how it relates to space (north/south; top/bottom)

use for speeches about places or things

 

 

 

 

 

 

topical order

in order of topic/subject

use for speeches about places, people, concepts, things

 

 

 

 

 

 

problem-solution

explains a problem gives a solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cause to effect

explains situation & what it leads to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monroe's Motivational Sequence

puts intro & 1st transition in 5 steps for the entire speech