Just how do you go about producing an outline? This section will look at both external and internal organization to make sense of outline construction.
All outlines follow a basic external structure: introduction, body and conclusion. Let’s take them in order and break them down.
Its purpose is to draw audience attention to the topic, to create a need to know for the audience and to structure the forthcoming speech. In a nutshell, the purpose of the introduction is to tell the audience what you’re about to tell them! Structurally that consists of four parts: The attention getter, the need to know, the thesis and the preview.
Attention getters come in many different sizes ...