Yes, You CanGet ReadyFor Public Speaking Speech Communication SPH101 D. P. LaRochelle Tip o’ the hat to Teen Ink
Content Start with a Getting Purpose Started Statement Writing IntroBrainstorming Your Body Speech ConclusionOrganize Cite Main Your Points Sources Revise Practice Showtime!
Brainstorm forideas and make an Remember whooutline of what your audience isyou want to say. and write for it.
Writing your speechYouve heard it before: every piece of writingneeds a beginning, middle and an end.
Get your ideas and main points down. Theres plenty of time for revising and polishing.Picture Credit: Brian B. Carter
Is your first sentence an attention getter? Picture Credit: workitmom.com
Is the body of your speech tight and coherent? Picture Credit: proliflicliving.com
Is your ending balanced with the rest of the piece? Did you get all your points across?
Watch out for redundancies or obvious statementsDont be afraid to get rid of excess adjectives, entire sentences or paragraphs
Revise, Revise, RevisePicture Credit: Matt Wright,http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattwright/
You must acknowledge the origin of the work Picture Credit: Teti Library at the New Hampshire Institute of Art Your audience needs to know what parts of the work are your original thoughts, ideas, and/or research.
Youve gotsomething thatresembles aspeech. Now find ared pen and read itout loud likeyouve never seenit before.
Make sure yourverbs are active,not passive;check for flow,clarity, sentencestructure, smoothtransitionsbetweenparagraphs, tenseconsistency andspelling errors.
Practice in front of a friend,if possible.Ask them to tell you about ifsomething does not make sense. A mirror will do in a pinch.