What is this speech about ?
- Every speech must have a general and a specific purpose.
- A general purpose is to inform, to persuade, to entertain or to inspire.
- A specific purpose is what you want the audience to do after listening to your speech.
- Once you have established your general and specific purposes, you’ll find it easy to organize your speech.
- You’ll also have more confidence, which makes you more convincing, enthusiastic and sincere.
- Of course, the better organized the speech is, the more likely it is to achieve your purpose.
- Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes.
- Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes.
- Ensure the beginning; body and conclusion reinforce the purposes.
- Project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousness you may feel.
- Strive not to use notes.
- Time: Five to seven minutes.