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Writing and Speaking

How to Write a Speech

Tips on How to Write a Speech for Your Presentation…

When writing a speech, you should try to know the audience and then determine the overall goal of your presentation. Learn some useful writing tips from the following youtube videos on writing techniques.

Remember when you write a speech, you have to first know who your audience is.  You want to make sure that you know what the goal of the presentation is too.

Try to provide great take home value for your speech. Create a presentation that makes change for which it can help people to improve their lives, to improve their productivity, and to improve overall outlook on how they face the challenge of everyday.

Write the speech in three parts: the beginning, a middle, and the end. If it’s going to be about an hour speech, then write it into eight to ten minute segments.  That’s about how long you can keep somebody locked in on one particular point or subject before having to transition into another point or angle.

How to write a speech outline?

Check out the below video by Darren LaCroix, the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking.

As explained in the above video, a speech outline should include:
– Attention getting opening to tie into the core and the reason for the presentation.
– Body
Point 1
Point 2
Point 3
Call for action
– A strong close which can tie it back to the opening for greater impact

For what to write for your speeches, click here for more information.

Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking.
Do you lack a platform for practice? Simply join a toastmaster club.

You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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Updated Toastmasters Speech Series: Your Guide to the First 10 Speeches

Updated Toastmasters Speech Series: Your Guide to the First 10 Speeches

Here are some good public speaking resources:
“If you are not a Toastmaster, consider this an introductory public speaking course.”
“If you are a Toastmaster, this is your guide through the first ten speeches. For each speech project, we’ll look at tips, techniques, and wherever possible, written and video examples of speeches which demonstrate the goals.”

Toastmasters – Ten Speeches (at Ratana Ong’s Blog)
Here you’ll find the objectives for all 10 basic speeches and sample videos from toastmasters doing their speeches.

Andrew Dlugan’s “Six Minutes – A Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Blog” has a Toastmasters Speech Series.

In addition, here are some other public speaking resources for your reference:

Project 1 – The Ice Breaker Manual Guide
Project 9 – Persuade with Power Manual Guide
By DTM Kan Kin Fung, Division U Head Speech Coach 2005-2006

Competent Leadership Tracking Table

Setting Up A Speech Databank  (The Real Secret to Creative Speech Ideas!)
By ATMG Ng Seng Chuan

How to Do Project Evaluations?
Evaluations – Preparing and Delivering Effective Speech Evaluations
By Kim Chamberlain, 2002 District 72 Evaluation Champion

How Toastmasters Change Lives
By DTM Nathaniel Koh, Division S Governor 2006-2007

Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking.

If you want to overcome stage fright and learn to speak with confidence, join a toastmasters club.
You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

Yetti
Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club
(Formerly Known As Kowloon-Singapore Toastmasters Club)
Past Club President
District 80 Treasurer 2009-2010

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