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Speech writing PPT

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Speech writing PPT

  1. 1. Speech Writing
  2. 2. What is the purpose of your speech? Purpose – Are you writing to explain, argue or persuade? Audience – Who are you delivering the speech to? How much knowledge to they have about your topic? Layout – How are you going to lay it out? Style – Formal style – standard English
  3. 3. What features of speech are there? • Repetition
  4. 4. Features of speeches Definition Repetition Repeating key words/messages so the reader remembers them Anecdotes Short stories that are linked to the speech Statistics Use of figures/percentages/numbers to support your ideas Rhetorical Questions Questions that do not need answers Memorable phrases/quotes Phrases and quotes for the audience to remember Controversial statements Comments that are deliberately intended to provoke a reaction Appropriate tone to suit the audience Making sure the tone and language is appropriate for the audience
  5. 5. Watch Emma Watson’s HeForShe speech • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkjW9PZBRfk What do you notice about how she delivers her speech? • Gesture • Intonation • Expression • Stressed words • Pauses
  6. 6. Structure of speeches • Opening • First 30 seconds to draw the audience into the argument or topic you are making • Body • Should only have a few points – focus on one point for each paragraph • Conclusion • Summarise the main points of your speech • Provide some further questions for the audience • End with a final thought/emotion
  7. 7. Today we are launching a campaign called “HeForShe.” I am reaching out to you because I need your help. We want to end gender inequality—and to do that we need everyone to be involved. This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN: we want to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for gender equality. And we don’t just want to talk about it, but make sure it is tangible. I was appointed six months ago and the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is: “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not. When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press. When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.” When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings. How does Emma Watson draw us into the issue?
  8. 8. Opening paragraph • Write an opening paragraph for your speech 1. Think about PALS 2. Have a way into the topic – how are you going to engage the audience? 3. Think about what words to stress – show this by underlining the word 4. Think about when to pause – use ellipses (…) to indicate this
  9. 9. Peer Assessment • Swap your paragraph with your partner • Write a WWW and EBI for them • Have they used a way to engage the audience? • Have you made the purpose extremely clear? • What techniques have you used?

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