Developing the body of your speech

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.

To review:

  • 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

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Carma Spence, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Superpowers and turning their knowledge and interests into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

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