Speech writing help: being original
The key to writing a good speech is not necessarily having a unique topic. There are only so many original ideas in the world, and it's not really about an original idea, but your unique take on that idea. The way that you approach something will be completely different from another person, because each of us as human beings are not the same as each other. Having different world views and perspectives than others gives us a unique edge that you can really use to your advantage with original speech writing. Keep reading for more tips on how you can be original and how to make your speech the best it can be.
Speech Writing Tips
If you've written a speech before, you're probably familiar with making an outline, taking notes and organizing your materials. If you haven't, here are a few things you can do to make it easier on yourself: start by writing out each step or item that your teacher's instructions mention. If you know exactly what your teacher wants, that will help in laying out the foundation. Now you can write a brief summary of what each part of your speech should look like.
Next, if you haven't been given a topic or haven't chosen one already, you need to pick one. Make it something that you're interested in at least a little, because if you're bored by it, your audience will be too. If you were given a topic and you hate it, try to find some part of it that inspires you. During your research, look into every avenue possible related to your main topic that you can exploit for ideas. You'll eventually find something you like even a little bit to talk about.
Now it's time to get to the actual writing. Here's where you uniqueness comes in. think about all the ways that you are different: maybe your race, where you were born, your religion, your hobbies, your past travels or experiences, struggles you've had, successes you've accomplished, your family, and anything else you can think of. Use one or more of those to show your view on the topic for your speech, and your audience will be fascinated. It really is that simple: to give them something different, just be yourself and approach the speech like you were writing it just for you to hear. Speech writing can be fun and easy if you let yourself do it.