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What is a speech?

What is a speech?

Just like essays, speeches have three main sections:

  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion

However, unlike essays, speeches must be written to be heard as opposed to read. It should contain some color, drama or humor.

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Tips on How to Write a Speech Essay

  • Determine the type of speech you're writing. Is it to inform people? Persuade? Entertain?
  • Craft a creative speech introduction with an attention-grabber, statement on your topic and a strong transition to the body.
  • Determine the flow of the body of the speech depending on the information consisting the body.
  • Write a memorable speech conclusion by restating the main points and ending with a memorable speech.
  • Address the key objectives by using some clever quotes, inspirational stories, meaningful transitions and a good ending.

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Types of Speeches

  • Informative and Instructional Speech - Used to inform people about a certain topic, event or area of knowledge.
  • Persuasive Speech - Used to persuade people to join one side of an argument.
  • Entertaining Speech - Used to entertain audience, and topics may not be practical.
  • Special Occasion Speech - Used in special occasions to entertain or inform audience such as graduation, toasts, etc.

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Patterns of Organization in Writing

The body of your speech can be arranged depending on your topic:

  • Chronological: Provides the order of events in time.
  • Spatial: Gives an overview of physical arrangement or design.
  • Topical: Presents information one subject at a time.
  • Causal: Shows cause and effect pattern.

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Bonus Tips in Writing Speeches

  • Pay attention to your audience and their interest.
  • Gain inspiration from others' speeches by reading them and looking how they are constructed.
  • Begin and end your speech with something the audience will not forget.
  • Practice on the tone you should use in giving the speech.

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