Finding a Speech Topic
What do you want to talk about? What experience and expertise have you? What are your personal concerns and convictions?
After brainstorming topics for which you have interest and experience, begin to talk with colleagues to clarify your position.
What has your audience asked you to address? According to Raymie McKerrow, [...]
This is a great series on public speaking by Pearson Education.
Part 1 – Considering the Occasion
Journalists commonly address the questions Who did What? When? Where? Why? and How? The same questions can be starting points for selecting and organizing a topic for an informative speech. To whom are you speaking?As you [...]
Are you a “valley girl” or a competent sounding and well spoken professional? When you punctuate your speech with phrases such as “You know”, “Ummm”, “You know what I’m saying”, “You know what I mean?”, etc., these are examples of speech patterns that can make you sound poorly educated and can actually be [...]