Once you’ve grabbed your audience’s interest, you have to provide them with the content of your speech in a logical way. In this excerpt from a workshop for teens about public speaking, I share some tips on how to develop and organize your speech.
- Develop your points in groups of 3, 5, or 7 points … 3 is preferable. This helps your audience understand and process your information more effectively.
- Include stories, facts, figures, proofs, and whatever else you need to support the opening of your speech.
- Use stories to communicate your information as much as you can … the human mind is hard-wired to pay attention to and understand stories.
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.