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By Judy Steiner-Williams | Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Secret to Writing a Memorable Speech

writing a speech

Whether it aims to inform, persuade, or entertain, a memorable speech is one that gives careful consideration to its structure, its audience, and above all its content.

Sure, it’s helpful to have facts and statistics in a speech, but those can be dry—and, frankly, forgettable.

You can learn how to give a terrific talk with my new Speech Writing course on lynda.com. But if you want to keep your audience’s attention and ensure that your message is remembered long after you’ve dropped the mic, there’s one important thing you need to do:

Tell a story.

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