Some organization suggestions

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:

  • Open
  • Body
  • Close


  • 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

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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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