Make your own free website on Tripod.com
  Think Distinguished logo
Toastmasters International

 Club Area Navigation: home / calendar / chart / dcp / tips / speech ideas

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 story begins.
  • 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 Exits
    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!

Compliments of Pam Keyzer, DTM
International Director Candidate
Region VII
Think Distinguished

Send an e-mail Meet Pam Guestbook Building a better District Building a better Division Building a better Area Building a better Club What's new? home Marketing Excellence

Home
Building a Better Club | Building a Better Area | Building a Better Division | Building a Better District
Meet Pam | Guestbook | What's New? | Marketing Excellence

© P. Keyzer & Think Distinguished 1999-2000. All rights reserved.


"The names "Toastmasters International", "Toastmasters", and the Toastmasters International emblem are trademarks protected in the United States, Canada, and other countries where Toastmasters Clubs exist. Unauthorized use is prohibited."