Complete each step in the following list as you plan your speech. 1. Decide on the central idea, and form it into one sentence. 2. Choose the main points of your argument, and arrange them in a logical order. 3. Select the specific details or examples that will support each main point. 4. Map out the introduction. 5. Make an outline of the entire speech. 6. Plan the concluding statement. 7. Be sure you have moved smoothly from one idea to another.