Friday, January 15, 2010

How To Write A Speech Is Like Grade School Writing

How To Write A Speech Is Like Grade School Writing

Have you been asked to prepare and give a speech and have not a clue where to begin when it comes to writing your speech? Do not fear. Learning how to write a speech is just like going back to grade school writing class. This article will demonstrate how easy it is to write a speech for any upcoming public speaking event that you may have.

Somehow, somewhere along your life, you have come to believe that writing a speech is somehow difficult or that you are no good at it. Nothing could be further from the truth once you realize that writing a speech is just like writing a grade school paper. The secret to writing a well crafted speech can be summarized with a single word: structure.

The structure to a great speech is simple to implement. To begin your speech, you need an introduction. The introduction should begin with a statement about the topic in general followed by another sentence introducing the specific topic you will speak about. The third sentence of your speech should vaguely mention the points you will discuss during your speech. Finally, the last sentence of your introduction should state what the purpose of the speech will be. Specifically, what can the audience expect to learn from your speech?

So the introduction is done. Now you need five to seven points that you are going to speak about. If you completed your introduction correctly, your five to seven points should have been vaguely mentioned in the third sentence without having given away too much information about the points. The next five to seven paragraphs should individually discuss a single point. You only need to expound on each point an additional three to four sentences. The final sentence of each body paragraph should conclude the point you were writing about and if possible, attempt to introduce the next paragraph.

Finally, you'll have your conclusion. The conclusion should summarize the purpose of your speech. Briefly mention the main points you covered in each of your body paragraphs and conclude your final paragraph with a general statement about the topic you covered.

That's all there is to it. Learning how to write a speech really is as simple as going back to your grade school days and following the simple format that you learned then. Start with your introduction, follow that with one paragraph per point that you will cover in your speech, and conclude your speech with a well crafted conclusion. You can now see that the process truly is simple.

No comments:

Post a Comment