Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a general topic, part of Writing Speeches.
- So, you have to give a speech.…Feared words, for most people.…Once you get over the initial panic,…assuming you do, you are ready to begin writing your speech.…But several planning questions must be answered…before you begin to actually write the speech.…One of the first questions is,…"What am I going to speak about?"…Sometimes you will at least have a general speech direction.…You've been asked to introduce the keynote speaker,…or you've been told that you will share your department's…best practices at the next company meeting.…
Or maybe you have a class speech assignment,…you have to tell a story, or share with your class…your most admired business person.…Whether you are an employee or a student,…you could be asked to give a sales presentation.…As an employee you know your topic will…be the product you are selling.…But as a student, the possibilities may be endless.…Let's examine how to go about choosing a topic…from those endless possibilities.…First, you'll need to brainstorm.…Who is your audience?…What will interest that audience?…
- Choosing a topic
- Composing a thesis
- Organizing the speech
- Outlining the body
- Finishing with a strong ending
- Incorporating research
- Adapting to different audience sizes, attitudes, and expectations
- Writing for different occasions
- Preparing notes and visuals
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Determining the Purpose
2. Deciding the Organizational Arrangement
3. Outlining the Organization
4. Incorporating Support
Collecting primary research4m 14s
5. Adapting to the Audience
6. Writing for Different Occasions
7. Preparing the Prompts
Next steps5m 31s
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