Tip - Informative Brief Outline Format
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Informative Brief Outline Format

Thesis Statement: One sentence summarizing the main idea of your speech

Specific Purposes: A list of what you want to accomplish throughout your speech. (See Example)

Introduction: A couple of example sentences from your speech leading up to your thesis.

Main Point 1:
            (Subpoint) A
                                    (Support) 1.

Main Point 2:


Main Point 3:


Conclusion: A couple of example sentences from your speech



Sample Informative Speech Brief Outline

Health Benefits of Swimming

Thesis Statement: Swimming is a healthy life long sport.

Specific Purposes:
To describe competitive swimming
To inform classmates of the health benefits of swimming
To describe to classmates how to do a swimming workout


    1. Playing in the pool in the summer
    2. Watching Olympians
    3. Middle ground for anyone any level any age

THESIS: Swimming is a healthy life long sport


    1. Competitive Swimming
      • different governing bodies
      • rules and regulations
    2. Health Benefits
      • total body workout
      • injury free
      • statistics
    3. Swimming workout
      • easy to develop on your on own
      • you determine the difficulty
      • example

            1. Motivate classmates to take up swimming as daily exercise

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