Show Notes: Episode 52
In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about how to organize your speech.
This podcast is about entrepreneurship, spirituality, and self-care. My name is Lourdes, and I am the host of this show. Thank you for listening today!
I know that public speaking is nerve-wracking, because I’ve done it before! And part of calming your nerves about public speaking is to have a speech outline. And a speech outline is a crucial tool to organizing and structuring your speech or presentation. It’s useful whether you’re speaking at a wedding, or presenting at work, or just chatting with a new person. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is the key. So try to remember that when you’re speaking in public, it’s a conversation, not just a monologue. So imagine that you’re speaking to the audience as a group of people you’re talking at. Think of them as people you’re talking with. And if you can keep that in your mind, it’ll help you relax and be more natural on stage or on camera.
Part of being prepared is to know your material. You wanna practice it and make sure you are organized. And try not to rush, take your time, take some deep breathes, and make eye contact with your audience or look directly into your camera.
So what is the purpose of your speech? What are you wanting to achieve with this presentation? Perhaps you’re trying to inform, persuade, or motivate your audience. So if you can understand what the purpose is of your speech, this will help you focus your message and structure your outline.
Alright, then research your topic. Take notes on the key points you want to cover. Make sure you have enough material to support your main points.
Okay, now the fun part. Now let’s divide your speech into the main points and the sub points. And so the main points should be the main ideas you want to convey, and the sub points should provide supporting details or examples. So let’s consider these things. Using transitions can help you connect your ideas and make your speech flow smoothly. Think about how you will move from one point to the next, and include transitions to your outline to help guide you.
Then, once you finish with your outline, practice delivering your speech using the outline as a guide. This will help you get a sense of how long your speech is, and how long it will take, and if you need to adjust the length or content of your points. If you’re on a limited time to do a speech, now is the time to start timing yourself also, and then make adjustments to your speech outline accordingly.
Now the final part of your speech should be summarizing the main points, and leave a lasting impression on your audience. And so here are some points to consider. One, repeat the main points. Briefly review the main points of the speech, rephrasing them in a different way. This helps to reinforce the key ideas for your audience. Two, emphasize on the importance. Highlight the significance of the topic and why the audience should care about it. You might want to consider a call to action. Encourage the audience to take action on your topic, whether it’s to make a change in their own lives, or to advocate for a cause. And finally, have a memorable ending statement. Close your speech with a strong statement or quote that will leave a lasting impression on your audience.
Everyone gets nervous when speaking in public, or when doing virtual events such as a webinar. Remember, maybe you can practice to channel that nervous energy into excitement. Use that energy to energize your performance and make it even more dynamic and engaging. And remember, nobody’s perfect. So if you make a mistake, just smile and keep going. Now, start writing your speech outline.
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