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7 Steps to an Inspiring and Memorable Speech
Minutes last forever when you're stuck listening to a boring speaker. We've all been there, and with the season of graduations and commencements upon us, many of us will likely be there again. So, I've pulled together the seven most important things I've learned about making great speeches.

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Steps to an Inspiring and Memorable Speech

1. Have a point.

2. Think about structure. Tell the audience early on in your speech what you plan to tell.

3. Connect. Imagine as if your relationship with th...

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  • Slow Down when you speak. Your listeners have an opportunity to absorb and reflect on what you’re saying.
  • Use Voice Exercises to strengthen your voice.
  • Record And Listen To Your Voice. Look for ways to improve your pronunciation, your delivery, and your pacing.
  • Record Phone Conversations. Replay to hear different ways that you could improve your delivery and articulation next time.
  • Focus On Pauses. The drama and power of a speech are contained in the silences that you create as you move from point to point.
  • Eat And Drink Well. Energy is essential for good speaking and voice projection. Cold water can chill your vocal chords and decrease the amount of warmth in your voice.

Amazing Speech for Any Occasion

1. Prepare on your:

  • Kind of speech - What is this speech for?
  • Audience - Who are they and what are their interests?
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Simple Framework to Follow When Giving a Speech

  1. Attention-Getting Introduction - Use something that will quickly grab your audience. A quote, story, question, or statistic
  2. Preview - Tell your listeners what's coming in your speech.
  3. Points 1 Through 3 - branch out your topic and include some evidences or expert citations for it to resonate.
  4. Recap - A short review of what you told them.
  5. Q&A -This is to help you deal with anything that comes up from your audience and be able to conclude on your own terms.
  6. Closer - End with a stirring statement that's memorable