5 Tips on How to Write a Speech for Any Occasion
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Just like essays, speeches have three main sections:
However, unlike essays, speeches must be written to be heard as opposed to read. It should contain some color, drama or humor.
The body of your speech can be arranged depending on your topic:
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Public speaking is often topping the charts as the No. 1 fear in the world.
People feel anxious, sweaty, or have a pounding heart while being on stage in front of an audience.
A great way to remove a large portion of fear is to practice hard, studying the topic well. You can research all questions that the audience may ask, and practice the speech in front of a mirror or in front of friends.
Practicing soothes our nerves, making us ready for the final audience.
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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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When you write something, you get very close to it. It is nearly impossible to distance yourself from it straight away to edit properly.
The longer you can leave a draft before editing, the better. Half an hour to two days is enough of a break to edit well. When you do edit, read your work out loud. You'll catch more problems and get a better feel for how everything flows.
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Appropriate humor relaxes an audience and makes them feel more comfortable with you as the speaker.
Humor can bring attention to the point you are making and help the audien...
The best and most comfortable place to find humor comes from your own personal experience.
Jot down funny ideas as you come across it that might appeal to your audience - an embarrassing moment that you might not have found funny at the time, or a funny conversation you had.
Make sure your choose humor is funny to you. First practice with small groups of people. Pay attention to the way your are delivering the joke or quip.
Only use humor in a speech after you are comfortable telling it from memory and have tested it.
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An essay exists at multiple levels:
A good essay works at every one of those levels simultaneously.
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