Posted on Jul 12, 2006 | Comments 0
It is just like a child growing from infancy to adulthood to master writing and deliver a speech. No one comes with a dictionary fixed in their brains at the time of birth even if he were to be a descendent of Einstein.
Even all these geniuses closely watched the things around them and studied them for long hours before coming to any kind of result. After all Einsteinâ€™s equation E=mc2 might seem to join just three letters and a word but has a deep meaning way beyond the understanding most of.
Anyways letâ€™s not go into the details. This was just an example to tell you that you can master the art of speech writing with practice and dedication.
Where to Start From:
The best start would be by observing and listening to as many speeches as your time allows. Try taking down notes and the words that the speakers use. Talk to them and ask them questions on how they learned. What they did to become good speakers.
Let me tell you the most common answer that theyâ€™ll give you-they just think like a winner and before every speech tell themselves that the next speech is going to even much better than their previous one. Make it a point. Never be in doubt before you have to deliver a speech. Tell yourself that you can do it and thatâ€™s it.
Next step is to get down with the writing process. There are just three portions of a successful speech- the starting, a middle line and a solid ending. The rest of the lines are made on the basis of how convinced you are about the topic on which you are about to speak.
Find a quite corner of your house or nearby the lake or river or anywhere you are all alone and no one will disturb you. Try to focus on the topic and write down the points that come to your mind.
You have an outline of what you want to speak once you finish with the process. This was your heart speaking out itself based on the amount of conviction you had concerning the subject.
Now itâ€™s time to put it all together and use your mind to put it all in logical order. Give it a sound beginning. You can use an old saying or maybe just a proverb to bring in the attention of the listeners.
For the middle you can use a amusing one liner or maybe even a sarcastic one depending upon the environment in the hall.
For the end just use a end or a possible consequence of what might happen if what you were saying were to come true. Even a good ending may be a thanksgiving to those who made it possible for your presence on the stage.
Check For Grammatical Errors And Time Check
After you completed witting, go through it once to check any kind of grammatical errors or misused words or other such flaws. Next come Time-Check. Note down the time that you take to deliver the speech and cut down or add some more points to make it fit the time given to speak.
Make A Note Of Important Points
Now that your speech has been finalized make some cue-cards. Write down the important points on small chits. This helps you in incorporating all the points while you deliver the speech and not leave behind any.
Also they act as memory buttons because more often than not you would determine that you in reality remembered all the points that you wrote down on these cue-cards.
Stick copies of your speech on the fridge or on your bookshelf or on your closet or whichever part of your home that you check out most often. This way the speech would be imprinted on your memory consciously or sub-consciously.
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