Learning how to write a good speech should be a fundamental step in the journey of public speaking.
Even if you have practiced your speech, but if it is not structured in the manner that it flows smoothly from the
Introduction to the Conclusion.
There’s a very good chance that your audience will have a harder time in engaging and consuming
your message or ideas.
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In this article, you’ll learn how to write a good speech that will serve the audience
and give them no option but keeping them fully engaged in your speech.
Nodding their heads throughout the public speaking session
no matter what the topic you chose to deliver to your audience.
Step 1: Searching and Gathering
It is important that you do a thorough research on the topic that you choose to deliver a speech around.
Here’s how to do just that:
- Write down your speech topic and some keywords you might find useful.
- Jot down people you could interview or other types of resources you may use.
- Begin the interview process (or your own research).
- Choose reputable sites and/or people. Always give credit for quotes or stats you may use in your talk.
- Organize all of your notes, interviews and research.
Step 2: Audience Analysis
The more you know about your audience, the better you will be able to connect your topic to them. Audience
analysis is not difficult.
It basically requires knowing your audience well so you can organize your verbal, visual,
and vocal delivery to suit their situations.
- Start researching your audience, keep a file on it.
- Write down what you know about your audience’s desires and how you can address that.
- Try to anticipate the reaction of your audience. This will help you prepare for any potential questions.
- As you continue to analyze your audience, be sure to write down thoughts and plans about delivering the conclusion in a way that will make them feel good when they leave.
Step 3: Time to Write Down Your Speech
Writing a speech is a process that has three parts: the introduction, body, and conclusion.
The beginning of your speech is essential as it gives your audience their first impression of your subject,
purpose, and main point.
So you need to plan your introduction carefully and wisely, read more about this in this post
- Begin your speech with the introduction.
- After you’ve outlined the introduction, begin to list the points of the speech that you want the audience to know.
- Use anecdotes, humor and inspirational words and thoughts to keep the audience interested. Be sure to remind yourself to pause at key times in your speech.
- Write the conclusion of your speech, listing the key points you want the audience to know.
- Be prepared for a question and answer session. You’ll want to be able to verify the facts that you’ve mentioned in your speech and be able to mention names if necessary.
Step 4: Practice and Edits for Timing
Poor preparation will guarantee anxiety and be looking stupid in the eyes of your audience.
You need to practice your speech three or more times from start to end –
speaking out louder each time like this guy :
Follow these handful tips:
- Take the time to edit and revise your speech as much as needed.
- Look for the key points (and pauses) in your speech. As you edit and revise your speech, be sure you find the key points that you wanted to make and be sure they’re in the right order for the most impact.
- Practice in front of a mirror and (if possible) a recorder. It’s the best way to perfect the delivery of your speech.
- Watch your body language. Know how it works and use it to your advantage.
- As you edit and practice your speech, pay attention to the points that might cause questions or challenges from the audience later on and be prepared.
Step 5: Getting Rid of the Jitters
- Make sure your speech is fine-tuned.
- Practice your method of delivery. If you’re going to read your speech verbatim, you should know that you’ll be limited in how much you can engage the audience. You may want to consider visual or audio aids to break the monotony.
- Check and double-check your help-notes and aids if you’re using them.
- Gather a friend or two and present the speech to them, then listen to the helpful feedback.
- Visit the location (if possible) where you’ll be presenting the speech and rehearse for timing and accuracy of the speech.
There you have it if you want to write a good speech that persuades rather than manipulating.
This is the formula that good public speakers use to pull their audience to one direction using only spoken words.
Nobody was ever born a speaker but everyone can learn to become one.
If one receives good training and guide like the one given here on How to Become a Public Speaker.
All the five steps mentioned above are broken down into details where you will be taught how to go about them.
After going through the ebook you will have a know how to write all the five steps laid above in this post.
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Question is, do you encounter difficulties in preparing, writing or presenting a speech?
What are the challenges you are mostly faced with and how do you deal with them?
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