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Ending a Speech
Ending a Speech
Will your ending leave your audience inspired or unmoved? To guarantee the former, read this!...
Finding Out as Much as You Can about Your Audience
Finding Out as Much as You Can about Your Audience
Sure, you could simply develop your speech without considering your listeners… but if you really want to shine, do this instead!...
Handling Question/Answer Sessions
Handling Question/Answer Sessions
Have a speech to give? Make sure you prepare for the question and answer session!...
Length of Speech?
Length of Speech?
Are you concerned about the length of an upcoming speech? Here are some items to keep in mind when determining how long you should speak on your subject matter....
Paid or Unpaid Speeches?
Paid or Unpaid Speeches?
Paid and unpaid speeches have a lot in common… but they carry with them some unique considerations, too....
Practicing Your Speech
Practicing Your Speech
Practicing a speech may be one of your best weapons against freezing up on stage. Here, we’ll look at some common techniques to ensure you’re ready to go when your…...
Preparing Your Speech
Preparing Your Speech
The success of a speech directly relates to the preparation of your materials. Here are some often-overlooked ways to guarantee a positive outcome for your next…...
Speaking About a Topic You Don't Know Well
Speaking About a Topic You Don't Know Well
Have a speech to give on a topic you don’t know? Never fret—with some simple planning, it will be a breeze!...
Special Considerations
Special Considerations
Here’s what to do when the unexpected occurs during your next speech....
The Body of The Speech
The Body of The Speech
Chances are, you have all the basic skeletal elements to form the body of your speech… but here’s how to really “flesh them out”!...
The Introduction of the Speech
The Introduction of the Speech
The introduction to your speech is one of the most important elements of your talk. Here’s how to make it exceptional!...
The Reasons Not to
The Reasons Not to "Wing It"!
Planning on giving a speech? Even if you’re tempted, never “wing it”....
The Use of Controversy in Your Speech
The Use of Controversy in Your Speech
Should you add controversy to your next speech? If you do, keep these facts in the back of your mind....
The Use of Storytelling in Your Speech
The Use of Storytelling in Your Speech
Looking for a good way to illustrate a point, make a connection, or just have a good time during your next speech? Why not try the art of storytelling?...
Using Handouts
Using Handouts
Are handouts the best option? Check these ten commandments of handout usage and find the answers you’re seeking!...
Using Humour in a Speech
Using Humour in a Speech
To humour or not to humour… that is the question. And here’s our answer!...
Writing For Your Audience
Writing For Your Audience
Whom you speak to can make all the difference as you prepare your speech!...
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