How to Create a Breathtaking Speech in No Time
A time will come where you may need to make a speech before your class or audience of peers, but you will find yourself pressed for time and unsure of where to start. There’s no need to panic! We’ve created a short and effective method to writing a breathtaking speech for when you have little time to prepare. Here’s how to create a breathtaking speech in no time:
- Step 1) Be sure to tell a relatable human story. Your speeches should never be hypothetical. If you are discussing a hypothetical theme then you should do as much as possible to bring a real life experience or a possible human experience into your speech. Doing so will help your audience visualize a person that subconsciously is just like them. This causes them to invest themselves emotionally and carry through your speech as interested as if they were giving the speech themselves.
- Step 2) Pull in your audience as quickly as possible. Don’t waste time with too much backstory. Be sure to reel your audience in as quickly as possible. Use an anecdote, a rhetorical question, an interesting factoid, or a shocking image to engage them immediately. You can use this momentum to carry you through most of your speech.
- Step 3) Build an emotional connection, emphasize a confrontation. In order to keep your audience from becoming distracted you want to present them with a sort of problem or confrontation they will need or want to solve. It should be something that is compelling enough to build an emotional connection. World hunger is less effective in building a connection than say a homeless child living in one’s own community.
- Step 4) Present a solution. You don’t want to present a complicated solution, but one that is easy to follow and easy to understand. Emphasize your knowledge and expertise on the subject and ensure your audience that the overwhelming problem can be fixed easily in a few simple steps that anyone can follow.
- Step 5) Give them an action step. Be sure you give the audience something to do or follow soon after the speech is over. This will ensure that you stay in their minds longer. As soon as you present them with a problem and solution, your audience will likely want to get out and do something about it. Urge them to commit to this action step and your speech will be a great success.