Do you have to give a speech publicly any time soon? If you do, you need to know how speeches that are given publicly differ from presentations that will be viewed online. You need to know how to write a good public speaking speech before you give your speech.
One difference between speeches written to be given publicly and presentations written to be viewed online is that the former is given before a live audience at specified time and place. The later may be shared, viewed, and reviewed at the reader's convenience.
A speech given live has other significant differences from an online presentation. First, with a live speech you need to think about establishing a positive relationship with the audience while you do your speech writing. Plus, your physical presence (your appearance, posture, etc.) makes a difference with a public speech. Also, you may need to work in breaks for your audience and a question and answer session.
In this tutorial, we'll provide you with seven basic guidelines for writing a speech that will work well with live audiences. So that you can see how these guidelines might apply to a your situation, I'll apply each step to a sample public speaking scenario for a small business that I'll provide. We'll touch on some of the basics of speech writing. Finally, I'll share additional resources that can help you learn how to write a good speech.
You are going to write your speech but others will hear it from you.
Don’t write it like essay or article.
Use conversational tone, like you are talking to them and do not just read your speech.
In speech writing, you can break the grammatical rules to make a point or to create an impact.
Pay attention to humanizing your tone, maintaining casual and appropriate body language.
Build trust of your audience.