Lecture 10: Organizing Speeches, Courtney Hughes

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  • 1. Organization of Speeches Guest Lecture: Courtney Hughes MEd, BSc, BEd
  • 2. Why is it Important?
    • A Speech is a logical flow of thoughts or ideas that support one main topic
    • Public Speaking is a powerful skill
      • Jobs often always require good communication skills
      • Even in a technologically sophisticated world, the basics are still important
  • 3. Types of Speeches
    • Entertaining
    • Informative
    • Motivational
    • Educational
    • Promotional
  • 4. Delivery Formats
    • Impromptu responsive
    • Extemporaneous broad outline
    • Scripted
    • Memorization
  • 5. Organizing Speeches: BIG ideas
    • Know your topic!
    • Know your audience!
    • Practice, practice, practice!
    • Have fun!
  • 6. Three parts to a speech
    • Introduction - the hook.
    • Body - the largest section with the majority of information.
    • Conclusion - bringing it all together and wrapping it up.
  • 7. Introductions
    • Can be formal or informal
      • Icebreakers can reduce tension and anxiety, putting you and audience at ease
      • Take a chance since most people will forget about it soon (if audience is appropriate to take such a chance)
      • Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaChQG6rQCc
  • 8. Introductions
    • Introduce yourself - just a few words
    • Introduce your topic and how you connect to it
      • Whats the point? Why should the audience care?
      • BUT get to the point concisely and quickly!
    • Provide an overview of what you will discuss and why
      • Stay focused!
  • 9. Body
    • Requires consideration and some imagination in organizing
      • Decide whether you are using a descriptive or factual approach
    • Concepts or themes can be used to provide structure and unite thoughts.
      • Example: Human physical and mental health and the importance of nutrition on health and what having a gym membership can do for you
  • 10. Body: Organizers
    • Organizers make it easier to provide continuity between intro, body and conclusions
    • Examples relevant to your topic:
      • Issues
      • Problems and Solutions
      • Timelines
  • 11. Body: Transitions
    • Pauses and transition phrases
      • These let your audience know when one point ends and the next begins
      • Example:
      • What are ecosystem services?
      • (provide info)
      • Why are they important?
      • (provide info)
      • How does ecosystem services relate to environment management?
      • (provide info)
      • Who is effected by decisions made related to ecosystem services and environmental management?
      • (provide info)
  • 12. Body: Content
    • Repetition can be a powerful tool if used wisely
      • If possible, wrap your speech around a signature phrase
      • Example: Speech on butchering as a skilled trade
        • the meat, the method and the meal
    • Rhetoric devices can be memorable
        • Alliteration: f ascinating f lora
        • Metaphor: colors so bright even the darkest mood was lifted
  • 13. Conclusion
    • Restate the purpose and review supporting points
    • Close with a powerful line that is compelling, if possible
    • (and remember to enjoy yourself!)
  • 14. Example of using three supporting points
    • How Dance Helped Me In the Real Estate Business.
    • Opening : 20 lbs and nine years ago, I was a dancerwhich leads into stating 3 dance principles that helped me in the real estate business.
    • Body:
    • Principle 1 : Practice Perfect Performance
    • Principle 2 : Visualize the Result You Desire
    • Principle 3 : Get Out and See the People
    • Conclusion : restate three principles
  • 15. Toastmaster Tips
    • Know your material
    • Know the audience
    • Know the venue
    • Practice
    • Relax
    • Realize that people want you to succeed
  • 16. Thank you!
    • References.
    • Toastmasters. 2011. Organizing your speech . Available: http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/toastmasters-speech-2-organize-your-speech/