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
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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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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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One of the most common problems in writing a speech is not having a good structure. A speech with bad structure is weak and ineffective. Consider structure as the backbone of your speech, that’s how important it is.

Anyone can use humor

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 audience better remember it.

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