This chapter focuses on the different parts that go into preparing your speech. Topics include creating your title. That is very important because it has many uses besides just being your speech title.
We cover preparing a solid conclusion that doubles as a call to action and more.
You will learn how to create a dynamic speech opening so you draw in your audience.
We cover how to remember every part of your speech without memorizing or reading from notes. We discourage both.
The middle part of your speech has its style and purpose. We will cover that too. Wait. There is more.
A crucial part of your speech is writing, and we don’t just cover choosing the right kind of words. We review your delivery, adjusting your speaking tone, body language, and hand gestures.
You will learn how to combine all these components to create and deliver a compelling and persuasive speech your audience will love.
You can create your own speech in this chapter and work on its different parts in each lesson. Or you can use the example here.
Note that giving a speech is often about telling a story. And a story can be written or spoken. And in each part of the story, you adjust depending on your purpose.
In the example for this chapter, we will work from a published story to help you see the coordination of images and text.
Don’t have images to go with your story? Do not be so sure. This chapter covers creating pictures with words when you do not have photographs to show.
Give an unprepared one-minute talk about what you expect from this coming chapter and state what you hope to learn and what you will do with it that learning.