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Writing a speech

  1. 1. Writing a SpeechAdapted from the workSix Minute Speech Writinghttp://sixminutes.dlugan.com/about/
  2. 2. Six Steps to Writing anEffective Speech• According to Andrew Dlugan:1. Select a Topic2. Create an outline3. Write the speech4. Apply gestures and vocal variety5. Provide and solicit feedback6. Self Critique and Prepare for the nextspeech.2Your date here Your footer here
  3. 3. Selecting a Speech TopicWhat is your general purpose?To motivate, educate, entertain
  4. 4. Folson Middle School Speechhttp://youtu.be/Rf5AQp-mIqUWhat do you notice? What should we call this? How can we use this in ourown speeches?Your date here Your footer here4
  5. 5. Ryan’s Speechhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OobU3ENNlM&feature=share&list=PL899BEE952413A91EWhat do you notice? What should we call this? How can we use this in ourown speeches?Your date here Your footer here5
  6. 6. Big Bird’s Speechhttp://vocaroo.com/i/s174r5swso6dWhat do you notice? What should we call this? How can we use this in ourown speeches?Your date here Your footer here6
  7. 7. What is your topic?• After listening to other speeches, whatdo you want to include in your speech?• What is your core message?• What do you want to share and what isyour audience hoping to hear from you?• How long is your speech? 2-3 minutes7Your date here Your footer here
  8. 8. # 3 Creating a SpeechOutlineAn outline is a blueprint foryour presentation.
  9. 9. A Generic Speech Outline– Generic Speech Outline has the following:• Introduction Body ConclusionExample Outline #1• Introduction – Establish topic and core message;list supporting points• Body– Supporting Point One– Supporting Point Two– Supporting Point ThreeConclusion– Recap main points, summarize core message– Call to action9Your date here Your footer here
  10. 10. Example: Story Based Outline• Attention Grabbing Opening• Tell a story• Make a point.• Tell another story.• Make another story.• Tell a story.• Make a point.• Memorable conclusion which ties allthree stories together to support thecore messageYour date here Your footer here10
  11. 11. Reviewing the Videos• Now we will watch the video speechesagain. We will write an outline of thosespeeches to include:• Opening:• Core message:• Body• ConclusionYour date here Your footer here11
  12. 12. Writing Your First DraftWrestling Writer’s Block to Write aFirst Draft
  13. 13. Why Is It Difficult to StartWriting?• Lack of Direction• You lack clarity about what you want tosay• Large Ego• You don’t want to write more than onedraft so you keep trying to make eachsentence perfect.• Realize your first draft will not beyour final draft.13Your date here Your footer here
  14. 14. Tips For Writing The FirstDraft• Set a deadline.• Write in bullet form.• Write out of sequence.• Don’t worry about transitions.• Don’t worry about words. Just get itdown on paper.• Don’t’ worry about the length.• So let’s write!Your date here Your footer here14
  15. 15. Revising and Editing YourSpeechPower Principals for SpeechEditingThe power of the rewrite!
  16. 16. Editing with Binoculars and aMagnifying Glass• Edit for:• Focus: be merciless, ever elementsupports your core message.• Clarity order it logically• Concision it’s all about word choice• Continuity transition words/phrasesmake it flow• Variety is everything you say essential• Impact create a vivid image, craftmemorable lines16Your date here Your footer here
  17. 17. What does an essaycontain?• Introduction:• Hook a quote, statistic, or story• Include a thank you to family and friends inthe introduction• One sentence defining your core message• Body• Include stories, examples to support yourmessage• Use transitional phrases, make sure toflow.• Conclusion• End with a quote or final example thatenhances your core messageYour date here Your footer here17
  18. 18. Practicing Your Speech• We will spend oneclass periodworking in smallgroups rehearsingour speeches.Make sure you usethe scoring guideas you worktogether.Your date here Your footer here18
  19. 19. Now It’s Time To PracticeSpeaking!Practice reading youspeech for power orvolume.Practice the silenceas well as thewords. Practicestopping at the endof sentences,pausing at acomma.PowerPitchPacePausesRemember whenpeople get nervousthey tend to speakquickly, pace yourself.19Your date here Your footer here
  20. 20. Speech Evaluation FormDelivery of the SpeechStructure of theSpeechYour date here Your footer here20
  21. 21. Good luck orators!Can’t wait to hear yourpowerful speeches!Go CVMS!!Your date hereYour footer here21
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