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Tools for Public Speaking

Tools for Public Speaking contains resources to enhance public presentations about New Directions. This section contains the following:

How To 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 segments—after 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.

How To 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.


New Directions from the Field: Victims' Rights and Services for the 21st Century
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