Tag Archives: speech

Why You Need A Clear Speech Purpose When Writing A Speech

 

What Is A Clear Speech Purpose?

I have listened to many speeches in my lifetime and nothing annoys me more than wasting time listening to a pointless speech. A speech that has no clear purpose leaves me scratching my head wondering what the speaker trying to tell me. Why did they bother to write the speech, learn it and then deliver it? Read more

What I Learned About Speech Preparation After Hearing 400 Speeches

 

Why Speech Preparation Matters

I have listened to well over 400 speeches since I joined toastmasters and what I have learned is that speech preparation matters. It is what separates the average speech from a great speech. It is obvious who has prepared their speech and who is just winging it. A well prepared speech challenges the listener to take on a new viewpoint or embrace an old one. Read more

5 Tips on How To End A Speech That Matters

 

The Need To End A Speech Well

The objective of delivering a speech is to influence our audience and hopefully inspire them to do or look at a subject differently. When delivering a speech, a critical point is how we end it. Read more

7 Tips on How To Start A Speech That Gets Your Audience’s Attention

How to start a speech

The Need To Start A Speech Well

When we have to make a speech we want to make a good one. We all want to make a speech that matters, a speech that will influence, educate and entertain our audience. However many of us never achieve this because we fail to start a speech well. Read more

5 Lessons I learned From The Toastmasters Speaking To Inform Manual

 

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

Confucius

 

I had the pleasure recently of completing a series of speeches from the “Speaking To Inform” manual as part of my Toastmasters advanced speaking program. Read more