Category Archives: Speech Writing

Ted Talk Tips

As a frequent Ted Talk viewer, I thought I’d put together some research into how a good Ted Talk is developed and delivered. Slides – only use if they will enhance the message. Use graphics over text and if you … Continue reading

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How to be Intriguing

Sam Horn shows us the Intrigue Process – How to create interest and connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere. Note that she does this by telling stories and audience participation  – all things that we need to do when giving a … Continue reading

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Speech Writing 101 – the video

Here’s a video Tom did on the process of writing a speech.

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Speech Topic Selection 101

Here’s a speech I did on Speech Topic Selection. There’s also a worksheet at the end you can use to help generate ideas. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Speech Topic Selection – 101 “Talk About What You Know” Once a month in Toastmasters, this … Continue reading

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Writing a Speech – the process

1. Have an idea for a general topic – something that interests you. You can refine your topic later as you get more information and find out what “YOU” really have to say. Ideally you want to talk about a … Continue reading

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Speech Preparation – Carl Hendrickson

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Google Alerts for Speech Research

Here’s a quick way to research your speech topic – use Google Alerts. While most people will use the Google Search engine when working on a speech, most of that information is old. It could be years old, months old … Continue reading

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