Preparing a Speech

ThinkerPreparing for a speech is one of the best ways to ensure you give an effective presentation. Try these tips to help you properly prepare:

  • Organize your speech in a logical sequence: opening, main points, summary.
  • Practice and rehearse a speech frequently prior to delivering it. Ask friends to be your audience, or practice in front of a mirror. Be sure to use a timer to help you pace your speech.
  • Become familiar with the stage or the setting where the speech will take place. Get a sense of the size of the stage, where any steps or obstacles might be, and where to enter and exit.
  • Choose comfortable clothes to wear, but always maintain a professional appearance.
  • Visual aids should fit a speech, whether they are funny, serious or technical. The main goal of visual aids is to help the audience understand what is being said, and reinforce the points of a speech in unique and interesting ways.

 

Back to previous page

 

Quick Links

2017 International Convention

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate with members from around the world.

Register Now

Be Noteworthy!

Save 10% on the Club Ribbon Pack, and give members the recognition they deserve! Use promo code CRP10.

Shop Now

Just for Members

Stay current with the latest announcements and updates.

Member News

Connect With Us

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube for exciting updates, inspiration and more.

Connect