Informative Speech Outline

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BCOM-3950 October 21, 2015 Informative speech outline Specific Purpose: To inform the audience how to enhance credibility when making conversation at work-related social events. Central Idea: To inform my classmates how to enhance credibility when making conversation at work-related social event by engaging in a conversation, being honesty, and keep confidences. Introduction: I. Today I would like to inform you on how to enhance your credibility when making conversation at work-related social events. Dr. Victor Fund said, “A good leader is probably no different in any culture in the sense that a good leader must have credibility.” II. Gaining credibility at work is very important. It will determine if you will move up or stay…show more content…
Once you approach someone or someone has approach you, it is always good to start the conversation with a question. The question should invite a response that is more than a yes or no. This will help you get to know your colleagues better and vice versa. While you are having a conversation it is important that you are showing interest and giving compliments. Showing interest will show the person that you care and respect what he or she is saying. Remember everyone has a story to tell. Also giving compliments show that you are paying attention. Everyone loves compliments; you can’t go wrong with that. Now that we have an idea on how to engage in a conversation, I will discuss the importance of being honest. II. Honesty is extremely important to enhance your credibility. Being honest is being transparent, having integrity and admitting when you are wrong. People trust what they can see. When you are open and honest, others don’t have to guess what your motivations or intentions are. You have to keep that in mind when you are interacting with your colleagues. You inspire trust when you talk openly about your values and goals. The Washington Post states, “Only 36% of employees believe their leaders operate with integrity and honesty” (Cox). That is a low statistics, so it is vital to be transparent and honest to increase credibility. Integrity is another way to show honesty. You have to think carefully

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