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Speech Writing Tips
Choose a Topic You are Passionate About
Speak about what you care about!
Let the Ideas Flow
A great speech is a long journey made up of small steps. Once
you pick your topic, start by brainstorming any and all ideas
related to the topic.
Let the ideas flow, and have fun!
Focus on Your Theme
If a quote, story, or anecdote doesn't support your main theme,
leave it out.
Less is More
If you pack too much in, your message will be obscured.
Stick to 2 or 3 main points.
The Power of the Personal Story
The connection between you and your audience is found in personal
stories. Information is important, but ears perk up when the personal
Work with a Mentor
Ask a fellow club member to listen to the speech. You have the
final decision, but it's great to get feedback.
Intoxicating Introductions and Electrifying
Start off with a "hook" that gets the audience to listen
and grabs their attention.
Your conclusion should be a dramatic finish.
Keep on Speaking
Practice will calm those butterflies and get them flying in formation!
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