What is this speech about ?

  • Good speech organization is essential if your audience is to follow and understand your presentation.
  • You must take the time to put your ideas together in an orderly manner.
  • You can organize your speech in several different ways; choose the outline that best suits your topic.
  • The opening should catch the audience‚Äôs attention, the body must support the idea you want to convey, and the conclusion should reinforce your ideas and be memorable.
  • Transitions between thoughts should be smooth.


  • Select and appropriate outline which allows listeners to easily follow and understand your speech.
  • Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that message.
  • Use appropriate transitions when moving from one idea to another.
  • Create a strong opening and conclusion.
  • Time: Five to seven minutes.




More Resources

  • Resource from Toastmasters Website
  • Guide to Successful Speech Topics
  • An unofficial guide to Speech 2