Tools for Public Speaking contains
resources to enhance public presentations about New Directions.
This section contains the following:
Use the Sample Speech
A sample 20-minute speech that provides an overview of New Directions
is presented in this section. The sample speech is designed to use as
a keynote speech about New Directions, and can be used when opening
a statewide task force, community forum, or plenary session. It is built
in segmentsafter a brief introduction to New Directions,
the speech lays out challenges to enhance victims' rights, discusses the
critical role of each stage of the justice system, and highlights what
allied professions can do to help crime victims. Given the type of the
audience and time allotted for the presentation, the speech can be reduced
to 10 minutes (noted in speech). The speech can be even more persuasive
and powerful if presenters incorporate their experiences into the speech.
Please note: when using crime victim stories, always seek permission
from the victim before including such information in any speech.
Use the Talking Points for Presentation
The suggested talking points presented in this section highlight key issues
and ideas, promising practices, and recommendations found within New
Directions. They are organized to correspond with New Directions'
five global challenges. Talking points are provided for each global challenge
in an easy to use format that includes introductory statements, examples
to underscore the topic, and summary statements. The talking points are
designed to enhance any presentation. When combined with specific examples
from local, State, Tribal, national, or international speaker experiences
and concerns, presentations can be even more informative and useful.
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Victims' Rights and Services for the 21st Century