Speech design tips

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Quick speech design tips. Helping you structure your thoughts so your audience can follow and understand your message. Tell a story, make a point and end with a call to action.

Quick speech design tips. Helping you structure your thoughts so your audience can follow and understand your message. Tell a story, make a point and end with a call to action.

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  • Do you find it hard to write a speech?
  • What message/image will you draw in their mind?
    Hook: What should the audience walk away with? (What they need) Give problem, solution with benefits
    Give an example, or ask the audience for one - example of point, message, take away that stuck, they remembered.
  • What message/image will you draw in their mind?
    Hook: What should the audience walk away with? (What they need) Give problem, solution with benefits
    Give an example, or ask the audience for one - example of point, message, take away that stuck, they remembered.
  • Pause, smile, then: Open with a Question or a statement! Then pause to allow it to sink in (count of 3-4 seconds) Makes it a dialogue, vs lecture. Give an example, or ask the audience for one - when someone has opened with question or statement, vs.. welcome ladies gentlemen or done a long intro.
  • A clear point
    Use the story to illustrate your point
    If it doesn’t make point, why say it.
    Nieces bum ... vs Matthew (follow process)
  • Simple formulae:
    start with a statement or question
    3 points that draw an idea/message
    summary and close with question/statement
  • What is the next step?
  • Notes- key words . sequence
    Pause -allows impact (savour your idea/question/humour)
    Use stage (body language) action for point
    Lower time limit - eg 5-7 prepare 5 monotone
  • Do you find it hard to write a speech?

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  • 1. Writing a speech Richard Riche
  • 2. Memorable or boring?
  • 3. Start with the “take-away”
  • 4. Open and close
  • 5. Make your stories count
  • 6. Summarise
  • 7. Close with next step!
  • 8. Quick tips
  • 9. 1
  • 10. Writing a speech Richard Riche