This week we are going to teach you all you need to know about public speaking. We will cover everything from how to prepare for a speech to delivering it effectively.
Let’s get started.
What is Speech Writing?
Speech writing is a stage in the process of giving a speech that comes after the speech draft. During this stage, you will polish your speech and add more content to it. This is also the stage that involves the most reworking. Don’t expect to deliver perfect speech on the first try though!
Why polish your speech? You may think that after you write your speech, it’s done. But that’s not true. You will usually find many mistakes in your speech, and you have to fix them. Besides, you may want to add more content to it. For example, if you are giving a corporate speech, you may want to include some graphs and figures to make your points more clearly. So, you are going to polish your speech until it’s perfect!
How Do I Start Creating My Speech?
Although the process of writing a speech can be rather tedious, it’s not as difficult as you may think. All you need are a few basic tools and some time off from your busy schedule. Before we begin, let’s go over some of the basic tools you will need.
- A computer or laptop
- A printer
- A microphone
- A speakers
- A headset
- A good quality pair of headphones
- A place to write
- A place to work
- A pad of paper
- A pencil
Now that you have all of those essentials, you can begin working on your speech! Remember to schedule some time to work on it every day, and don’t worry too much about what other people will think about your speech. Everyone has their own opinion about a subject, and sometimes it takes time to find the right words to express yourself. So, do your best to avoid making mistakes and polishing your speech until it’s perfect.
How Do I Start To Type My Speech?
Before you begin writing your speech, you have to choose a typing style. There are several options, such as QWERTY or COQERTY, but choosing the right one can be difficult. After you’ve chosen the style, you have to set up your keyboard in a way that makes sense to you. For example, if you choose the QWERTY style, you will need to set up the “q” key as the symbol for the question mark ("?").
After you’ve finished setting up your keyboard, you can start writing your speech. When you begin typing, use a fresh piece of paper and a pencil to take notes as you go. While you’re typing, pause occasionally to make notes about what you just wrote. If you’ve been writing for a while and feel more comfortable with your writing, go ahead and print out what you’ve written as a draft. This will make revising the speech much easier!
How Do I Revise My Speech?
Once you’ve finished creating your speech, you have to go back and revise it. During this stage, you will add more content to it and make it sound more natural. Sometimes, this involves rewriting parts of the speech entirely. If you want to change a word or phrase, take out a pencil and rewrite it on the paper where you’ve been working on your speech. For example, if you want to change the word "very" to "more", you will need to go back and change it in every occurrence in your speech. If you’ve been paying close attention to what you’ve written, this stage will be much simpler.
How Do I Deliver My Speech?
Finally, you will have to deliver your speech! Before you begin your speech, you should get a good pair of headphones and some speakers. Start by playing the draft you’ve written, pausing frequently to make notes on the paper. Once you’ve found all of the mistakes, go back and listen to the recording to see how you sounded. If you feel that your delivery was lackluster, try again with a few pointers from this video! Remember: Practice makes perfect!
Once you’re done with the revising stage, you can start practicing your speech. Before you go, ask a friend to give you an honest opinion about your work. They may have some constructive criticism for you, but at least you’ll know what aspects of your performance you need to work on. And don’t be discouraged if what you’ve written isn’t perfect. A polished product isn’t everything! You’re striving for content, not style. So, if you feel that there are some parts that are boring or aren’t relevant, you can always change them or remove them.
So, there you have it! Now that you know how important speech writing is, you can prepare to write your own. And don’t forget: Practice makes perfect!