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6 Ideas for How to Write a Great Speech for Presentation

You have been given the nerve-racking task of writing a speech. Like it or not all college students must encounter this at least once in their college careers.

Many students shy away from speech writing while others seem to thrive in front of their large audience of peers. One of the most important things to remember is to be prepared.

Whether you have experience writing a speech or not, we want to be of assistance to you.

Here are 6 monumental ways you can wow your professor and peers while enjoying excellent grades to compensate your efforts. Are you ready to make a great impression? Here goes.

1. Make It Catchy

While preparing for your speech you may be thinking of all information you wish to share while maintaining a confident posture. These are great things to remember, however, you might be missing one key ingredient to capturing the attention of your crowd.

If you want to be extra fun, find a way to make it rhyme. Speak this one line with strong authority. This will keep your message etched into the minds of your audience and leave a lasting impression.

2. Remember Your Mistakes

Let’s face it. We all have done a speech that made us cringe years later when thinking back. This is completely normal.

I remember in my earlier college career, I was given the task of acting out a monologue. (While this was for a theater class, the same applies for speech on all levels.)

I chose one that I thought would best suit me. I stood in front of the class and my nerves took over. I could barely speak a word without feeling my heart beating rapidly. My problem was not that I was a nervous wreck.

3. Condense Your Speech

No one wants to sit through an hour long speech. Remember that your audience has a very short attention span. It would be in your best interest to find ways to shorten your speech so that you can make the most out of the time they are most alert.

4. Condense Your Speech

No one wants to sit through an hour long speech. Remember that your audience has a very short attention span. It would be in your best interest to find ways to shorten your speech so that you can make the most out of the time they are most alert.

5. Address Their Humanity.

We have said it many times in this article: Your audience is human. Always remember this – especially when you have the overwhelming urge to debate an issue with a bunch of information.

Who is your audience? Consider this and address them accordingly.

Your audience do have emotions. If you would find a way to connect with their heart, you will win them over every time.

Conclusion

Speech writing does not have to be the “big bad wolf” of your college career. This can be considered one the most important opportunities to exhibit your people skills and knowledge.

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