Writing a Speech

Objectives:

Engage in the first six steps of preparing a speech, including selecting a topic, analyzing your audience, researching your topic, collecting supporting materials, developing main points, and organizing your speech materials.
Practice the final four steps of preparing a speech, including wording a speech, constructing a delivery outline, and rehearsing a speech.

Instructions:

Review the steps for preparing and delivering an effective speech that you explored in the textbook and in the learning activities.
Prepare a four to six page persuasive or informational essay on a topic of your choice.
Use the following checklist to ensure that your speech is effective:

Choose a topic that is relevant and interesting to your audience, with a clear purpose.
Ensure that you adequately research your topic.
Include an introduction that gains attention and orients the audience.
Be sure that your speech is clear, vivid, appropriate, well-organized, and powerful.
Be sure that each main point is supported adequately.
Create a speech with personal style by asking direct questions and creating immediacy.
Be sure that your conclusion summarizes your thesis and provides closure.

Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Essay Pro