How to Write an Awesome and Effective Speech
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How to Write an Awesome and Effective Speech

Learn how to write, organize, and deliver an awesome and effective speech
4.3 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
707 students enrolled
Created by Jody Willmer
Last updated 12/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to give an effective speech
  • You will improve the quality of your speech
  • Leave a long lasting impression
  • Learn how to organize a speech
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Requirements
  • A notepad and pen, or computer for writing exercises
Description

Do you have to give a speech and trying to figure out what to talk about? The first thing you should do is write out your speech. A well-written and organized speech greatly reduces the anxiety around delivery, and can help win over audiences.

In this course you'll learn all about speech writing as you get expert guidance on writing speeches and preparing oral presentations. This course shows you how to prepare for and draft an effective speech, focusing on organization, sequence, support and style.

You will get guidance on writing speeches with different purposes, such as speeches that are informative or persuasive, speeches designed for entertainment purposes, or those designed for a special occasion, such as award acceptance or toastmaster.

No matter the type of speech you need, this course will give you the best tips and guidance from an experienced speechwriter.

Whether you’re new to speechwriting or a seasoned professional looking for new ideas, this course will help you write speeches that will move an audience and leave an impacting impression.



Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to write a speech
  • Writers
  • Communications professionals
  • Executives
  • College and university students
  • Someone pursuing a career in Speechwriting
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:53:36
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Introduction
2 Lectures 06:21
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The Purpose
3 Lectures 12:01
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Organizational Arrangement
2 Lectures 08:42
Time, space, and topic
03:16

Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect
05:26
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Outlining
5 Lectures 23:21
Writing the introduction
04:55

Outlining the body
04:00

Having an Effective Ending
03:36

Key Points
06:04

Anticipating questions
04:46
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Incorporating Support
2 Lectures 09:50
Collecting primary research
04:14

Incorporating strong secondary research
05:36
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The Audience
4 Lectures 16:35
Anticipating audience size
04:06

Audience attitude
05:16

Audience knowledge
03:22

Audience expectations
03:51
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Writing for Different Occasions
4 Lectures 23:00
Giving information
05:27

Providing instructions
04:40

Using persuasion
07:21

Providing entertainment
05:32
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Preparing the Prompts
2 Lectures 08:33
Preparing notes
03:08

Visuals
05:25
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 05:13
Start Writing
05:13
About the Instructor
Jody Willmer
4.8 Average rating
10 Reviews
1,800 Students
2 Courses
Communications Director

I am an experienced speechwriter in business, science and politics. I write for different occasions and lines of business: keynote speeches, motivational speeches, laudations, speeches for conferences, and presentations.

I currently work in my own Public Relations consulting firm where I focus on speech writing, brand development and messaging. I have over 25 years of writing speeches professionally.