How To Write and Deliver A
Successful Speech
Presentation by
Arise Roby
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Writing The Speech
Write for the ear, not for the
eye.
A speech must be written to
b...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Average Number of Words
Understood Per Sentence
30
12
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
Writt...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Paint a Picture with Words
 “ So honored the British Prime Minister has
crossed an ...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Speechwriters’ Jobs Getting
Harder
90
20
8
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
Minutes
...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
How Many Words?
Rate of
Speech
Words per
minute
Words per 20
minute
speech
115 2300
...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Introduction
 Relate to your audience
 Relate to your topic
Give your audience a r...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Relating To Your AUDIENCE
Governor George W. Bush, NAACP
Convention, July 10, 2000
“...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Relating To Your AUDIENCE
 President Clinton, Prayer Service, Oklahoma City,
April ...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
President Bush, Announcement of
New Freedom Initiative (disabilities
legislation), F...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Columbia University Student Mira
Kogan, Solidarity Rally for Israel,
Washington, D.C...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Organization
• Use verbal signposts in your speech
• In a speech, the listener rely ...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Visuals
 Less is More
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How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
President Bush, Address to a Joint Session
of Congress and the American People,
Sept...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
President Lincoln, Address Delivered at
the Dedication of the Cemetery at
Gettysburg...
How To Write and Deliver a Speech
KSS
Daniel Webster, United States Senator
from Massachusetts, Reply to Hayne,
January 26...
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  1. 1. How To Write and Deliver A Successful Speech Presentation by Arise Roby
  2. 2. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Writing The Speech Write for the ear, not for the eye. A speech must be written to be heard, not read Learn to “write aloud.”
  3. 3. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Average Number of Words Understood Per Sentence 30 12 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Written Spoken
  4. 4. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Paint a Picture with Words  “ So honored the British Prime Minister has crossed an ocean to show his unity of purpose with America.”  “We all realize that the most freshly dug graves belong to people our own age in Israel.”  “They were a fortress of strength; but what invading armies could never do, the silent artillery of time has done . . .”
  5. 5. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Speechwriters’ Jobs Getting Harder 90 20 8 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Minutes Listen with understanding Listen with retention Television programming without commercial break
  6. 6. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS How Many Words? Rate of Speech Words per minute Words per 20 minute speech 115 2300 130 2600 175 3500 Slow Average Fast
  7. 7. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Introduction  Relate to your audience  Relate to your topic Give your audience a reason to listen to you
  8. 8. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Relating To Your AUDIENCE Governor George W. Bush, NAACP Convention, July 10, 2000 “I’m pleased to be here. I’m also reminded of what the great Jackie Robinson once said when President Kennedy did something to upset him. Robinson said that he was sure the President was a “fine man” – but he reserved the right to change his opinion. For those who support me – I see one or two here – I hope you won’t change your opinion. For those who don’t, I hope you take Jackie’s position as your own and give me a chance to tell you what is in my heart.”
  9. 9. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Relating To Your AUDIENCE  President Clinton, Prayer Service, Oklahoma City, April 23, 1995. “I am honored to be here today to represent the American people. But I have to tell you that Hillary and I also come as parents, as husband and wife, as people who were your neighbors for some of the best years of our lives.”  President Clinton, Eulogy for Yizhak Rabin, November 6, 1995. “I ask you, the people of Israel, on behalf of my nation that knows its own long litany of loss, from Abraham Lincoln to President Kennedy to Martin Luther King . . .”
  10. 10. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS President Bush, Announcement of New Freedom Initiative (disabilities legislation), February 1, 2002 “One of the things I enjoy most about my new job is the walk I get to take every single morning up the colonnade from the residence to the Oval Office. I say “up,” because the path rises just slightly. It’s been that way since they took out the steps, so that Franklin Roosevelt could make it to his place of work. This house is among the first places in America to accommodate people with disabilities . . .” Relating To Your TOPIC
  11. 11. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Columbia University Student Mira Kogan, Solidarity Rally for Israel, Washington, D.C., April 15, 2002 “But as college students we all realize that the most freshly dug graves belong to people our own age in Israel; for when we college students see the faces of those soldiers who are protecting the land of Israel, the people of Israel and Jews worldwide we see our own faces.” Relating To Your TOPIC
  12. 12. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Organization • Use verbal signposts in your speech • In a speech, the listener rely on: paragraphs page breaks punctuation • Let your listener know where you are, and where you are going cannot
  13. 13. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Visuals  Less is More
  14. 14. Recommended Speeches
  15. 15. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS President Bush, Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, September 20, 2001 “Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered a great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment . . . The advance of human freedom – the great achievement of our time, and the great hope of every time – now depends on us.”
  16. 16. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS President Lincoln, Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863 “But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate – we can not consecrate – we cannot hallow – this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”
  17. 17. How To Write and Deliver a Speech KSS Daniel Webster, United States Senator from Massachusetts, Reply to Hayne, January 26, 1830 “That other sentiment, dear to every true American heart – liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable.”

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