For many people, delivering a speech in front of a crowd of people is about on par with getting a root canal done. However, when it comes to enacting change or standing up for your beliefs, being well versed in the art of persuasion is crucial. We often forget the impact that well articulated, spoken Read More
Part Three: Writing Your Speech
There are many steps involved in writing an informative speech and some of the steps can be very difficult. The first step is, of course, finding an informative speech topic. The hard way is to choose a category, and to narrow it down to a manageable topic. The easy way is to pick from our Read More
Adapting to Your Audience and Situation At every point in the speech making process, you need to ask yourself: “Self, what does my audience want from me?” It is the audience and situation, and not you (the speaker), that should determine the object and form of your speech.
Writing the Introduction It’s no accident that most good Hollywood movie scripts follow this pattern: exciting opening (think Saving Private Ryan), an interesting and easy to follow story line, and a memorable finish (think Shawshank Redemption). Screen writers realize that their audiences put a lot of stock into first and last impressions. Guess what? Your Read More