Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Providing entertainment, part of Writing Speeches.
- Seemingly from the moment we are born until we die,…we like to be entertained.…We buy crib mobiles for our infants…and have bingo games in nursing homes.…Think about the number of funny…YouTube videos that go viral.…And TV producers are always competing for that…entertaining show that will get the highest Nielsen ratings.…We don't all agree on how to define entertainment,…but we know something entertains us…if it gets us emotionally involved.…If it makes us smile and feel good,…that's the purpose of an entertainment speech,…to make the audience have an emotional reaction…and enjoy listening.…
Speeches to entertain may combine humor…with life lessons learned.…Don't equate entertainment with trying to…be a standup comic, though.…Even eulogies are in the category of entertaining speeches.…As with all speeches, an entertainment speech…needs a purpose and a thesis, a clear message,…and to follow the general guideline for all speeches.…Plan, adapt, plan some more, write, practice,…rewrite and practice some more,…and then another writing revision.…
- 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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