Selecting and Narrowing Topic

The Central Idea

That is the thesis of your speech :

Summarizes the speech.Guides the audience in their understanding of the speech.Is a complete declarative sentence.Uses direct, specific language.Is a single idea.Is an audience-centered idea.

To check out this powerpoint about developing your central idea, CLICK HERE. At the end there is a quiz to see if you understand how to create a central idea.