What is a signpost in a speech?

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A signpost is a device used to indicate what direction you are travelling in a speech. It lets the audience know what is coming up, and positions them to accept what you are saying.

It normally goes after the introduction (after you introduce yourself and the topic), and can be as simple as (Today I am going to prove ________________, which I will do by showing you (example 1), (example 2), (example 3) and (example 4).
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It normally goes after the introduction (after you introduce yourself and the topic), and can be as simple as (Today I am going to prove ________________, which I will do by s

Why are signposts called signposts?

no Updated answer I would imagine if you were lost, the first thing you would be asking is " Give me a sign". And isn't a relief when you find a sign, on a post telling you
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What part of speech is signposts?

Signposts is a plural noun. It can also act as a verb when you say something like "It signposts the way."