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Speech of Introduction Example Outline I. Introduction A. Acknowledge Audience: Good morning/afternoon alumni, faculty, students and friends of Troy University. B. Acknowledge Occasion: Welcome to Troy University’s WWII Symposium C. Attention getter: (title, accomplishment, quote, joke, adjectives, etc.) I’m proud to introduce a man who is fondly referred to as the “Walking Encyclopedia of Film” D. Thesis: I’d like to introduce the fascinating Dr. Jim Vickrey E. Preview: We’ll examine his multi-dimensional career and his love of the big screen. (Note: Preview and main points in the body should match in number and sequence.) II. Body A. Career 1. Previous Chair of the Department of Speech & Theatre- Troy 2. Current Professor of Communication Studies- Troy/Montgomery 3. Lawyer 4. Mediator 5. Radio Commentator 6. Speaker & Writer Transition: (Statement to smoothly move you from point to point). Now that we’ve discussed his multi-dimensional career, let’s his love of the big screen. ***B. Film 1. Number of films- over 5,000 2. Radio talk show a. Film reviewer b. Film critic Note: One of your main points should make your speaker credible to talk about his/her topic. Dr. Vickrey is credible to talk about WWII films, because he has his own radio talk show where he critiques and reviews film. Do not make your person credible by stating that they are majoring in the topic or taking classes. They could be straight “F” students for all we know. Use experience, awards, honors, etc. to build credibility. III. Conclusion A. Cue: In conclusion . . . B. Review: Now that you have some idea of the multi-talents and multi-career interests of our distinguished speaker. C. Welcome/Topic: Please help me welcome Dr. Jim Vickrey addressing American Film & WWII.