People, especially students and teachers, are no strangers to this word. Speech. It is something a lot of students can say as a problem, something to fear or even something to avoid at all costs. Yet, what we sometimes do not realize is we often do it on occasions. People give out speeches for a reason. Have you ever done a speech before? Whether it may be for school activities, school in general or even a speech to welcome someone in the company? If you have, how did it go?
There are a lot of people who refuse to do speeches as they suffer from stage fright and they suffer from the thought of forgetting their lines. All that is normal. But did you know that speeches have evolved as years gone by? There are those who consider sending a long text message as speech, but of course, that differs depending on who you may be asking. Of course, speeches are a way to communicate with people, whether family, friends, colleagues or the community. How you deliver them would differ with who the speech is for. If you plan on knowing how to write or how to make your very own speech, I highly suggest you check out the following examples below.
You may have already known what a speech is, and how it’s done, but for those who have not and are curious as to what this is, let’s read on. So what is a speech? How does a speech work? Why is it so important to know how to make a speech and how to get up on that stage and make a speech? First of all a speech is a way of communicating with two or more or a group of people. It is the ability and the skill to converse, to express your own thoughts, ideas and knowledge. In addition to that, a speech is also considered a formal discourse in which you express your views to people who may share the same ideas, knowledge, views and thoughts as you.
Second, how does a speech work? As we all know a speech is a way to communicate with people who may or may not share the same opinions with. How a speech works depends on how it was being delivered. If your speech is about a biography of an author, you may want to deliver it in a manner that would make sense to those who would be listening. The same goes if you deliver a welcome speech. How you deliver or how you make your speech work, would depend on how you project yourself and how you want your message to be understood.
Lastly, why is it so important to know how to make a speech and how to deliver a speech? Have you ever thought about it? Why is it so necessary to know how to deliver a speech let alone how to make one? To recap, a speech is a way to communicate. It is a way to express what we think about a topic that we find interesting. So if we are to take the idea of communicating and writing a good speech down, we are also going to be asking ourselves how we deliver it. The purpose of a speech is to welcome people, to share your ideas, thoughts and views on a topic, it is to gain more knowledge from someone depending on what they are talking about. It is to broaden our way of connecting by talking to people. Basically the purpose of a speech is to talk. To listen, to learn and to understand. Regardless of how they may be able to deliver the speech. May it be in the form of an activity or an event, a thank you speech, a welcoming speech, a speech for graduates, a literary speech, etc.
You are probably wondering by now how a speech is written down. You may also notice the speeches people give would sound so good, so convincing and so informative or so entertaining. Like how do they even do that? Is there something that they could have done to make it sound so good? You may ask yourself how they would have done that. Is there a way to make your speech as informative, convincing, entertaining and even good as those people? Yes, there is a way for you to be able to make your speech as well written out as theirs. Now, you may also be wondering how to write a speech? Check out the following tips for you to try out when you plan on writing a speech.
When you want to write out a speech, you have to understand what you want to write about. Your speech should match your topic as well as the kind of speech you are going to be presenting. As we know there are a lot of types of speech like an introductory speech, an informative speech, a thank you speech, and an acceptance speech just to name a few. Careful planning on what you want to write about in your speech is also key. You have to take into consideration your audiences. So planning ahead is the first thing you should do when you want to write your speech.
The next thing you have to take into consideration is how you want to write out your speech. Depending on who your audience may be, it is always best to watch how you word things out. Especially if your audience happens to be students and teachers, that is if you are a student or anyone from the school faculty about to make a speech. Your audience can range from students, teachers, colleagues, or anyone who may have the chance to listen to your speech. So just to be sure, it is always best to use words that are easy enough for your audience to understand. Words that may be too difficult or are unheard of would cause misunderstandings, and this is something that should be avoided at all costs.
Doing your research before you start writing your speech can actually help you in the long run. Knowing what you are going to be talking about would not only help you, it would also make your speech more convincing. This is true especially if you are giving an informative speech. You must know what you are talking about and understand your topic when doing your speech. So it is always best to do research first rather than having to make something up and going along with it. Not only is it best to avoid, it is not the best way to go either.
The trick of getting your audience to listen to you, is to draw them in. How? Asking rhetorical questions. Yes, rhetorical questions. This is one of the tricks that makes a speech successful. By giving out rhetorical questions that fit your topic, it not only draws them in, but it gives them a chance to think it over. It’s simply like giving them a little taste of your topic for them to know and to get curious about it. Of course, your rhetorical questions have to be appropriate for the right audience as well. Avoid having to talk about topics that may end with your audience getting bored or that would end in misunderstandings.
Including your own personal experiences can make the speech easier for your listeners to relate too. Of course this would depend on how you may want to place your experiences to what your speech is about. In addition to that, your personal experiences should at least be suitable for your speech and for your listeners.
A speech is a way to communicate your ideas, thoughts and opinions on a specific topic to an audience that may share your views. It is a social discourse between the speaker and their listeners. It is also considered a good way to give out any knowledge you may have on a topic in a polite and social manner.
The things you need to consider are your listeners and the way they may perceive your speech. You must always remember when making speeches, your listeners may vary. It is best to avoid talking about political and religious things in your speeches as this can result in misunderstandings. Another thing to consider is your words. Use words that are easy to understand and easy to catch on.
Avoid talking about topics that could be sensitive in nature. This causes misunderstandings and chaos among your audience. Avoid using jargon that may be too difficult to decipher, which again would lead to problems. In addition to that, avoid having to wing your speech. It is better to do research about what you want to talk about than to assume you know what you are discussing.
Depending on your topic of choice and the event that you may be making it. Your speech should not be too short nor too long. Too short would mean you have read it too quickly, and too long would make it sound too dragging.
It is without a doubt that a lot of people tend to fear making speeches. The reason may differ but the most common reasons are stage fright and they do not know how to make a good speech in the first place. Of course there are ways to overcome both problems. For stage fright it is practice, and for a good speech it is by planning it out, doing your research and adding some personal experiences to the mix. In addition to that, another good reason why people tend to avoid speeches is it tends to get too boring or they have no idea how to deliver it. Again, problems with solutions. Lastly, if you are planning on making a speech, regardless of what kind it may be, you can always check out the tips to help you through. Good luck!