Without concrete, specific examples and references to authoritative sources, it may be difficult for you to persuade your audience that you are a credible, trustworthy speaker.
Without a systematic plan of action for your speech, it may be difficult for you to make your points clear and stay on track.
The purpose of both diligent research and careful organization is to make you feel knowledgeable and confident in your speech and make your audience as comfortable and open to your words as possible.
- Follow this link to read about principles of organization.
- Follow this link for basic principles of effective research.
- Follow this link for advice on citations within speeches.