Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Writing Speeches.
- Now you really are ready to begin writing the speech…and your next step is to find what works for you,…and there's good news: the actual writing…of the speech, assuming you followed all the steps…for getting ready to write, is the least time consuming…part of preparing your speech.…You may decide that the detailed outline…is sufficient for you to start practicing.…If you do decide to write word for word,…then think about oral language as you write.…Write as if you are explaining, telling,…or showing something to someone.…Picture a real person across the table from you…or looking at you from your computer screen.…
Write what you'd say as if you were talking…directly to that imaginary person.…Consider saying everything out loud before you write it.…Maybe one of your next steps is to record a draft…so that you can hear how it sounds.…You may later use the recorded version to help you draft.…You may find that when you write the entire speech…you memorize it and that when you present it…it sounds too mechanical, too rehearsed.…
- 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 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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