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THE CRAFT OF BRILLIANT CONTENT- LESSON 6

If you've come thus far in the course. I honor you. It tells me that you are disciplined enough to come midway and that you will finish the course. 

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How To Structure Your Speech

The content of your speech is the main thing in public speaking. Any intelligent audience can spot chaff in your presentation. Here is how to brilliantly structure your speech.

A basic speech outline includes 

  • The Opening/Head/Introduction
  • The Body
  • The Conclusion

 

The opening/Head/Introduction

Write this part after you've written your enter speech. This is because the introduction should contain bullets or summary of what the entire speech is about. Make sure it is very captivating. If your opening is slurry or boring, you will lose your audience's attention no matter how fine you look. 

Nail this opening as though it is the only thing you will talk about in the entire presentation. I talk about how to  do this in the module which covers presentation techniques. 

When it is time to make your speech

  • Begin with an attention grabber. Use a story, use an illustration, try humour only if you are good with comedy. Remember to apply the power of pauses we learnt in module 1. 
  • State your purpose/goal. Get them to see why they should listen to you. No one wants to listen to a speech if they don't see the point in it. For instance, " I am here to inspire you to live your dreams"
  • Outline the agenda of the speech. For instance, " I will talk about 3 vices that destroys young people, How to protect your focus and how to use failure to your advantage".
  • Doing these three things at the opening of a speech is guaranteed to grab their attention.


The Body

Remember the main purpose/goal of your speech which you identified in lesson 5, now is this time to flesh it out. When writing the speech, ensure you have at least 3 main points to support your goal or main idea. Use as many relevant examples as possible to clearly  communicate your message. Feel free to let your personality shine through your speech. Discipline yourself to stay with the boundaries of your topic. Don't digress much if you have to digress at all.


The Conclusion

Never end a speech without a power notch. Give it to them hot in a way that, if they didn't want to clap, the end will compel them to. 

In simpler terms, 

  • Summarize your main point: Paraphrase don't repeat every thing you've said word for word
  • Leave with a bang! Get them to want you to say more but then don't. You've ended it all.
  • Call for a Question and Answer if the forum allows. 


Mastering The Flow

The sweetness of food is in how it gels (feels) in your mouth. Same way, the sweetness of words is how it sounds to the ears. Ensure that you speech flows smoothly from introduction to the main body, its supporting points and to the conclusion. See resource below to learn about types of transition and Art of the Segue.


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Resource 1:Components of a Speech

Resource 2: How to fix my transitions

Resource 3: 12 types of speech transitions

 


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