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Chapter 16. Body Building > Getting It on Paper - Pg. 136

Body Building R Transitions e l a t i o n s h i p E For example, for instance, thus, as an illustration, namely, specifically x a m p l e A Also, in addition to, moreover, and, besides, further, furthermore, equally important, next, then, finally d d i t i o n 136 Getting It on Paper Class Act You can also link ideas by using (1) deliberate repetition, (2) parallel structure, and (3) pronouns. Deliberate repetition deals with selecting a key word related to the main idea and repeating it at important points to help the listeners follow your ideas. Parallel structure is matching grammatical forms. And using pronouns that clearly refer to nouns helps your listeners follow the bridges you build between sentences. Let's briefly focus on the mechanics of getting your speech on paper. I recommend that you type your speeches to reduce the chances that you will misread your handwriting. As you type, follow the accepted rules of capitalization: Capitalize proper nouns, proper adjectives, and the first word in a sentence or direct quotation. Avoid typing your speech in all capital letters: Capital letters can make your speech confusing to read by giving you the impression that you're delivering a telegram. Use at least a 12-point font to make your speech easy to read. Select a clear, standard font, such as Courier or Times New Roman, and avoid elaborate fonts. You should also leave at least 3 inches blank on the bottom of the paper. That way, you won't be forced to lean your head all the way down to your chest to read the paper and thus muffle your voice. In addition, leave generous margins--at least 2 inches--on the top and sides. This helps keep your head focused straight ahead at your audience. And be sure to number the pages to keep the order clear!