Easy Template for Organizing Your Speech

Easy Template for Organizing Your Speech

Strong speech organization is a way to put your ideas together in an orderly manner, which helps the audience to understand and follow your thoughts.

 

A few days ago I was purging stuff from closets in my garage and I came across a binder with public speaking  training material I used years ago when teaching regularly at the Salvation Army adult rehabilitation center.   The binder contained projector overheads – which should give you an idea how long the binder has been gathering dust in my garage. I brought it in and found some worthwhile nuggets to post about.

Like this template for organizing your speech.

I do not know who authored the above quote. But it clarifies beautifully and succinctly the importance of organizing your speech.  Below is the template.  This can be expanded or shortened depending on the time allotted for your talk. It also makes for a simple outline for your notes.

Introduction
Grab the audiences attention with a quote, story or question

Tell 3 main points

Main Point #1 – reinforce with examples, stories, illustrations or statistics

Main Point #2 – reinforce with examples, stories, illustrations or statistics

Main Point #3 – reinforce with examples, stories, illustrations or statistics

Summary of main points

Conclusion and call to action or inspiration

There are several pages and posts that expand on these elements. Here are a few:

Pages:

Format
Goal
Open and Close
Quotes
Storytelling

Posts:

Parables when speaking

Parables and Story making

The Dream Speech Part 1

The Dream Speech Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

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