There are plenty of ways to organize your speech, but all of them are, in reality, modifications and enhancements of the basic organizational structure I discuss in this video.
To review, I suggested two basic organizational frameworks:
- Say what you’re going to say
- Say it
- Summarize what you’ve just said
You’ll notice that the second is merely a defining of what an open, body and close is … not a radical change in framework. You’ll always need an open, body and close … but what shape those three parts of the speech might take can change depending on your purpose and your topic.
The above video was excerpted from two 45-minute workshops I facilitated for a group of teens and young adults. I am available to speak to your group, both in-person and virtually, on a variety of topics. For more information, visit www.carmaspence.com/speaker.
Looking for help in organizing your speech?
If you’ve been looking for a simple formula that you can follow to better organize your presentations, this set of templates is for you! These templates are great because:
- They focus you on your message quickly and easily.
- They give you a proven formula for leading your audience from where they are to where you want them to be.
- They are simple and easy to use … just print them out and fill in the blanks as you develop your presentation.