The first step in speechmaking is choosing a topic. Often, a speech topic is determined by the venue, event and speaker. A Commencement speaker probably wouldn’t deliver a speech about the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar everyday or Ariana Grande’s rise to fame. Their speech would focus on graduation-related themes. However, a student in… Read More How to Choose a Speech Topic – Brainstorming Methods for the Novice Speechwriter
When you deliver a speech, your voice becomes the channel to communicate your message to your audience. A speech doesn’t come with subtitles. Your audience can’t hit pause, rewind, and re-listen to what you just said. Not every presenter will have a “golden voice,” however, as a speaker, you should focus on controlling the five… Read More The Speaker’s Voice – 5 Aspects to Control
Do you know the four methods of speech delivery? Check out the infographic below to learn what they are!
Articulation is defined as the formation of clear and distinct sounds in speech. Unless you’re still speaking with the Transatlantic accent of the 30s and 40s, there’s a very good chance you do not articulate your words flawlessly. And that’s okay! Everyday speech has become very lax and casual – it’s not out of the… Read More The Importance of Articulation