Bonus Tips in Writing Speeches - Deepstash

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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  • 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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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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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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  • 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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1. Prepare on your:

  • Kind of speech - What is this speech for?
  • Audience - Who are they and what are their interests?
  • Impact - What do I want my audience to feel?
  • Point of View - What are my perspectives on this topic?
2. Organize. Follow a framework to keep yourself and your audience focused: introduction, preview, body, recap, Q&As, conclusion.

3. Present with Passion. Don't just stand the entire speech, deliver it with some compassion, humor, and style.

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Oprah's presentation technique
  1. Start with a story: It illustrates shared values.
  2. Be personal and vulnerable.
  3. Give credit to others: Sharing appreciation is not just a nice component of your speech, it is table stakes for taking the stage.
  4. Speak about important topics.
  5. Keep it short: Short speeches can also be more memorable.
  6. Cast a vision: No matter what you’re talking about, make sure your message is positive and future-focused

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