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Cultural Informative Speech Outline Instructions Assessment
Overview You are required to create a cultural informative speech delivery outline for your second speech. This speech is an assessment of the skills and abilities that you acquired from the Understanding Human Communication textbook (chapters 3 and 11-13) and the lectures. You are required to use the topic that you posted in the discussion boards from Learning Module Two. You are also required to research cultural values and to explain the cultural values through analysis. You must pick a culture or co-culture that is different and distinct from your culture. Use information obtained in the course textbook and research to analyze three of the following cultural values:
High-Low context
Individualism – Collectivism
High-Low Power Distance
Masculinity – Femininity
Competitive and Cooperative
Uncertainty Avoidance
Additionally, you must identify how the cultural values are displayed or practiced within the culture through verbal and nonverbal means. Research is required for this speech and you must locate at least two different sources from the CCBC Library and a total of four sources to integrate into your speech. You cannot use Wikipedia,, or E-how. If you decide to use sources from the Internet, remember to evaluate your sources. You should consider using CCBC’s Research Guide: Countries and Cultures. Navigate to the CCBC Library at
Format: You must have four sections of your outline (Introduction, Body, Conclusion, and Bibliography) and each section must have the appropriate heading. This outline must be in full sentence format.
The introduction and Conclusion must have Roman Numerals next to each of the elements in the section. Each element must be on a separate line. The main points in the body of the outline must have Roman Numerals, and the supporting details must have uppercase letters. The supporting details and sub-supporting details must be Arabic numbers and lowercase letters. You can review the sample outlines in the Learning Module Two – Public Speaking Tools folder. Just remember that you have to adjust your outline to this assignment.
Nonverbal behavior: Indicate nonverbal signals throughout your outline.
Introduction: You must have the following elements in the Introduction. First, attention getter/grabber, second: credibility, third: thesis, and last: preview. Each element must be separate and have a Roman Numeral next to it. Please see the example below.
Introduction I. Believe it or not, chocolate is good for us to eat! (Look at audience and smile!) II. Not only am I a chocolate lover, I am a professional baker and I specialized in chocolate desserts.
III. There are many benefits of eating chocolate.
IV. Today, I’ll explain the health benefits and psychological benefits of eating chocolate.
Body: You can only use one organization pattern to organize your main points and your main points must be parallel. You must have between two to five main points that are subdivided. Each main point should have at minimum two supporting points and at maximum five supporting points. You must consistently separate all points (main, supporting, sub-supporting, etc.) by using the appropriate Roman Numerals, uppercase letters, Arabic numbers, and lowercase letters. All supporting points and sub-supporting points must be indented appropriately.
All transitions, internal summaries, or reviews and signposts must be in either brackets or parentheses. (If you use material or information from another source, please do not forget to cite your source.)
Conclusion: You must have the following elements in your conclusion. First, review the preview, then write the memorable thought and last include thank you. Again, all elements must be separate and have a Roman Numeral next to it. Please see the example below:
Conclusion I. You should now know the health and psychological benefits of eating chocolate.
II. A quote from Michael Levine in Brenner’s text The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars. “Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.” (Walk to center of room and smile!) III. Thank you
Brenner, Joel. The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars. New York, NY:
Broadway Books. 2000. Print.
Citation: You must use MLA 8 citation style for the bibliography. However, you should integrate your citations within the other sections of your outline. Remember, if you cite a source within the introduction, body, or conclusion it must appear on your bibliography page. If you have sources on your bibliography page, then they must appear in either the introduction, body, or conclusion.