Why is it important to choose an organizational pattern for your speech? How does the audience become aware of your organizational pattern?
The purpose of a speech is to deliver an idea to the larger audience. The idea is first well thought out and then divided into smaller points that are organized together to make it a whole. Supporting material may also be used to support the main idea. The main idea with the help of smaller points and supporting material is organized together to achieve the goals of the speech. This organization is very important. It is important because this is how the information will flow during the speech. For example, if you chose a chronological order for the speech organization, the information will be delivered over a timeline. You might use a spatial organization if you are talking about an area or region (Hogan, Andrews, Andrews & Williams, 2008). You might want to use an organization that aim to solve a problem. All of these organizations have a specific pattern.
The audience of the speech become aware of the organizational pattern once they know what the speaker is trying to do with the speech. For example, if the speaker starts by identifying a problem and goes on solving it, the audience would know that it is a problem solving pattern. On the other hand, if the speaker is following a timeline of different events, the audience would know that it is a timeline organization. And if the speaker is talking about different aspects of a region, the audience would know that it is a spatial organization.