Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Giving information, part of Writing Speeches.
- You've just been told that you've been selected…to introduce your organization's keynote speaker next month.…Or to introduce the company's new CEO…at the yearly stakeholder's meeting.…Or, maybe a little less intimidatined,…to introduce the new employee…at your next department meeting.…A few of you might immediately think…"Wow, what an honor! I can't wait!"…But based on statistics,…having to give a speech is often listed…as the number one fear.…I'm going to guess that the first thought for most of you…is "Oh, no! Why me?…"How can I get out of this?…"What am I going to say?…"I think I'm going to be ill."…Or at least something similar to that.…
Maybe your first reaction will never be…"I can't wait," but we can make…giving an introductory speech less intimidating.…First, keep in mind that all the planning and writing…that we've discussed in the other lessons…applies to all speeches,…including getting to introduce someone.…We can all probably relate to horrible introductions.…The bumbling one that is obvious the introducer…
- Choose a general topic.
- Compose a thesis statement.
- Write a strong ending.
- Use transitions to tie thoughts together.
- Differentiate between primary and secondary research.
- Identify and adapt to audience knowledge.
- Assess whether to incorporate visuals and follow the rules.
- Differentiate between persuasive and informational speeches.
Skill Level Intermediate
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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