The speechmaking process refers to the steps it takes to make a good speech. Speechmaking involves every step from writing the speech to delivering it in public. Following these steps helps to make the speechmaking process easier, and it eliminates a lot of mistakes.
Steps in making a good speech
- Recognize the assignment: Figure out what type of speech you should write, the subject area, audience, and length of the speech. Decide what tools you would need for the speech.
- Select a topic: Come up with ideas for the specific topic of your speech. You can generate different ideas and narrow them down to one.
- Verify the specific purpose: First, you need to know the general purpose of your speech; inform, educate, or persuade. Then, figure out the specific purpose of your speech.
- Create a preparation outline: Develop a preparation outline that will help you structure your speech. You need a title, introduction, main points, minor points, conclusion, etc.
- Come up with speech content: Once you have an outline, you can start getting content for each section of your speech.
- Organize the speech: Organize your speech according to the outline and ensure it is readable and with a good structure.
- Formulate the speech: Word your speech and correct your language and grammar here. Make your language as simple as possible, and edit the speech until it is concise and fits into the timeframe.
- Practice the speech: Practice your speech as many times as possible until you can present it naturally.
- Present the speech: Deliver your speech to your audience.
Evaluate the speech: This is the last step of speechmaking where you analyze your speech and see where you can improve.« Back to Glossary Index