There are many times where you'll have to give an oral presentation
1.) Your professor or teacher may assign you
to select an idea from a list of persuasive
speech topics and have you give a presentation
to the class.
2.) You're at work and the manager or CEO wants
you to persuade them on why they should buy a
new service product.
Both situations are important because it allows
you to positively influence the listener.
Writing a speech doesn't have to be difficult.
Follow these steps and you're well on your way
to delivering a better speech.
The best way to give a good speech presentation
is by picking a good speech topic. It makes your
preparation and presentaion so much more fun,
enjoyable, and effective if it's something you're
already passionate about and enjoy talking about
because your enthusiasm shines out
Know your audience. Pick a good speech topic
that's appropriate for the age group and their
interests. e.g. you probably wouldn't talk about
how to cook dinner safely when speaking to a group
Make it clear, focused, and make sure it's a
topic you can speak comfortably about so your
audience will leave feeling different.
Make sure you have an attention grabber used
to grab the audience's attention. Also use a thesis
sentence, this should tell the listeners the point
of your speech. The more focused the better.
Develop credibility. Explain why they should
even bother listening to you.
The attention grabber, aka "hook" shouldn't
be more than a few sentences. It can scare, excite,
interest, be funny, entertaining, etc... As along
as it's interesting.
e.g., I got scammed and I want to tell you how
to avoid being duped!
The next step in creating a speech is to give
the audience a teaser, a glimpse or preview about
what you'll be talking about. You can highlight
the main points and the speech theme or further
elaborate upon the attention grabber.
Now's the time to really dig into the speech's
main purpose. It's time to start talking about
what you've been buidling up to.
Bring up several points and be sure to back it
up with evidence of your reference sources.
When this is done, you'll want to summarize the
main points and conclude that your points proved
your thesis statement.
Lastly, you'll want to talk about how they feel
or how they can change. If you caused the listeners
to change their mind or forced them to reconisder
their position, you probably gave a decent speech.
These are several key factors to incorporate
when giving a persuasive speech.