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The Basic Steps of an Inspirational Speech

You need a speech. Brenda Scottsdale has the steps in an article for Chron. It starts with creating an outline that notes the theme and the major points to be covered. Kick off the speech with a true story that connects with the audience emotionally. Use quotations to really emphasize certain points. Just remember not to push too many points down the audience’s throat; they can only retain so much. With the finished first draft of the speech, analyze it to see if transitions are natural and flow logically. Importantly, make sure your conclusion contains a call to action that effectively reframes your argument. Lastly, if applicable, write a short introduction for the person who introduces you as well, just to save yourself the time of having to do it yourself.

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About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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