How to Write an Awesome and Effective Speech

Learn how to write, organize, and deliver an awesome and effective speech
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Instructed by Jody Willmer Humanities / Literature
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course 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.



What are the requirements?

  • A notepad and pen, or computer for writing exercises

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking to write a speech
  • Writers
  • Communications professionals
  • Executives
  • College and university students
  • Someone pursuing a career in Speechwriting

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome
Preview
01:14
What to expect
Preview
05:07
Section 2: The Purpose
Choosing a Topic
Preview
03:22
Specific Purpose Statement
Preview
04:18
Thesis Composing
04:21
Section 3: Organizational Arrangement
Time, space, and topic
03:16
Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect
05:26
Section 4: Outlining
Writing the introduction
04:55
Outlining the body
04:00
Having an Effective Ending
03:36
Key Points
06:04
Anticipating questions
04:46
Section 5: Incorporating Support
Collecting primary research
04:14
Incorporating strong secondary research
05:36
Section 6: The Audience
Anticipating audience size
04:06
Audience attitude
05:16
Audience knowledge
03:22
Audience expectations
03:51
Section 7: Writing for Different Occasions
Giving information
05:27
Providing instructions
04:40
Using persuasion
07:21
Providing entertainment
05:32
Section 8: Preparing the Prompts
Preparing notes
03:08
Visuals
05:25
Section 9: Conclusion
Start Writing
05:13

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Instructor Biography

Jody Willmer, Professional Speech Writer

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.

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