Category: Week 6 Blog Activities

COMM12033 Speech and Script Week 6 Workbook Activities

PAIBOC meaning - what does PAIBOC stand for?
Figure 1: What does PAIBOC mean Source: Acronyms and Slang Inc (2015)

1. Turn your attention to your final assignment. Consider the requirements for Assessment Item 2. Map the project out using PAIBOC, as discussed in this week’s Study Guide Lesson.

PAIBOC for assignment 2.

Purpose – the purpose of this speech is to talk about the beliefs and background of this politician (me). The speech’s purpose will be to educate and convince the audience of the issues that will be raised. In turn this will hopefully make a pathway to the issues being fixed by raising awareness.

  • Introduce newly appointed MP Meredith Jordan of the Bundaberg electorate to members of parliament and the public.
  • Inform the public of the issues in Queensland.
  • Educate and convince the audience of the issues that will be raised.


Audience – the audience for this speech is the public. The publics of all age groups from 18 – 60 should be interested in this speech as there are issues which are of an interest to all age groups older than 18. Age groups:

  • Youth at school.
  • Youth at university.
  • Adults whose business requires internet.
  • Parents who want the best education for their kids.
  • politicians and the public who are interested in politics.
  • People who are interested in the same sex.


Information – the beliefs of what should be fixed or changed to improve on society or laws. This will include statistical data, pictures and information provided to convince the audience of the argument. Issues that will be covered:

  • Internet: as an international standards it is found that Australia has dramatically dropped in the list of internet services provided to the public. This is an important service of Australia as internet is a necessity for a number of aspects in general living as well as for the educational purposes.
  • education: on the educational rankings globally Australia has been placed at rank 15 and how this affects the audience.
  • welfare payments/student payments, the number of people on the Youth Allowance and why they are working more hours just so they can pay the bills as well as how this affects the audience.
  • Voting: an estimated 1 066 779 people missing from the roll which can make the difference between who gets elected.
  • same sex marriage: is an issue which is being protested for around Australia and the world and how this affects the audience.

Benefit – I can write using examples or personal experience to discuss. I will use rhetoric to convince the audience that this does affect them, that by bringing about this changes it will benefit their lives. Benefits may include:

  • Faster internet speeds will mean improvements in the ability to finish tasks which require both speed and data.
  • Better education will improve the knowledge of our ‘next generation’ as well as open up more opportunities for international students.
  • A Raise in payments will benefit the financially disadvantaged youth, relieving stress to be able to cope more with their studies.
  • More voters means that the vote could swing to a different politician than the politician who would have won without those extra votes.
  • Same sex marriage equality means that people who love people from the same sex can now get married and celebrate their vow to be with one another for the rest of their life.


Objections – Some objections that the audience may have

  • That these changes would not be actually be improvements to society.
  • That these changes would be a waste of the taxpayers money.
  • There are other more important issues to fix.


Context – Issues such as same sex marriage, welfare payments, hospital/ambulance response times, internet standards provided to the Australian public.

  • This is both a social issue and a personal issue that affects youth, adults, parents and the elderly.
  • These concerns have continually received funding which indicates that the matter is important to the Queensland government.
  • The speech will be aired on the television.


Figure 2: Introduction to nonfiction Source: Byrd 2015
  1. What would be the main differences and similarities between a formal speech and an impromptu speech, in your own words?

The meaning of impromptu is 1. Without planning or preparation 2. In spontaneous or improvised way (Collins 2011).

Whereas Collins (2011) states that the meaning of formal is 1. Of or following established conventions 2. Methodical and organised.

Going on the definition of impromptu it is reasonable to suggest that this would mean that the language used in the impromptu speech would be unplanned or organised thereby or therefore would lack the ability to prepare the speech and language to tune it to the specific audience that it is targeted at.

Therefore it can then be deducted that the main differences between an impromptu speech and a formal speech is that an impromptu speech is one which is not planned but one which is spontaneous in nature; whereas, a formal speech is one which has been methodically or carefully planned.

One might suggested that an impromptu speech is oral only as one which is written has usually been planned, edited and practised before it is submitted to the audience.

Another difference may be the type of person who gives each type of speech as a formal speech may be given by a professional at a business meeting, or perhaps a spokesperson at a media conference; whereas, an impromptu speech may be given spontaneously to another person in conversation in an attempt to educate them, it may be given in a professional manner as well.


Similarities between an impromptu speech and a formal speech may include: both speeches will be addressed to an audience, both forms of speech are to either educate or to persuade the audience.



Figure Reference

Acronyms and Slang Inc 2015, What does PAIBOC mean, digital image, viewed 2 May 2016,

Byrd, E 2015, Introduction to nonfiction, viewed 19 April 2016,

STANDS4 LLC 2016, What does PAIBOC mean, viewed 21 April 2016,

Reference List

Campion, D 2003, Communications guide, viewed 18 April 2016,