Monthly Archives: November 2013

Comfort Zone

So, you have a speech to write. Have you been thinking about what you are going to talk about? My advice to you is, talk about something you know well. Some of you professors out there may think that this

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Choosing A Topic

Choosing an appropriate topic for an upcoming speech can be pretty difficult at times, especially because it is one of the most important aspects of speech writing. When choosing a topic it is important for you to try and choose

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Preparation and Practice

Preparing in advance for a speech gives you the confidence you need to deliver an excellent speech. Take plenty of time before the speech day to prepare, brainstorm ideas for the speech, develop an outline and practice out loud. Avoid

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Humor in Speeches.

My first speech I thought was honestly successful was a roast-styled introduction to Seth MacFarlane, where I lampooned him throughout the speech. Being able to poke fun at things, get people to laugh, was something I realized helped me connect

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Introductions

Many of us have a common problem when it comes to writing a speech and it is how we should start it. Beebe and Beebe (2006) state that there are five important functions for a good introduction which include: get

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