Step 6


Practise running through the speech with the other member of the General Public or a fellow student and fill out the CHECKLIST below.

  • Adequate statement of concerns on the topic.
  • Coherent representation of General Public position.
  • Clear distinction between “us” (non-scientists) and “them” (scientists).
  • Sufficient examples to back up the more general points.
  • Adequate justification for General Public’s recommendations for future research.
  • Character personification provides authenticity to speech.
  • Convincing communication style.
  • Delivered in a few minutes.

Identify two areas of the speech that need improvement :