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Lesson 7. Organize Your Material > Learn the Six Organizing Patterns - Pg. 30

Organize Your Material Put all cleanup materials in an approved receptacle. Hose down the area to remove any remaining chemical. 30 Problem-Solution This type of speech usually contains three parts: a description of the problem and its impact on your organization, a discussion of the causes that created the problem, and a presentation of your sol- ution. Central Message: --There have been too many accidents on the manufacturing floor during the past year, and we must do something to deal with the problem immediately. Points: Several types of accidents have occurred: falls from ladders, burns, severe electrical shocks. Causes include Inadequate knowledge of safety procedures Lack of proper training Safety procedures given too low a priority in the plant Solutions: A new safety training program Regular presentations by the plant manager and his staff emphasizing the importance of safety Central Message: --Our organization must bring products to market much more rapidly. Point: The problem is causing us to lose market share to our competitors. Causes include A culture that has been research driven, not market driven Past dominance in our field with very little competition An unwillingness to learn from our competitors Solutions: Streamlining the R&D process Benchmarking our competitors Creating teams that include research and marketing people Spatial Order This pattern works well when you're trying to create a visual picture for listeners. Suppose you want to explain the layout of a new facility, or the geographical distribution of your company's retail outlets. This information can be easily organized into a spatial pattern. Tip When you use a spatial order pattern, your talk will probably include various signal words, such as: front, back, center, left, right; north, south, east, west; or specific geographic lo- cations such as: Atlanta, Houston, and so on. Central Message: --We're adding more stores in the South in response to increased customer demand for our products. Points: