First Ten Speeches

#1 The Ice Breaker (.pdf)
Time: 4-6 minutes
Speech Objectives:
* To begin speaking before an audience
* To help you understand what areas require particular emphasis in your speaking development
* To introduce yourself to your fellow Club Members

#2 Organize Your Speech (.pdf)
Time: 5-7 minutes
Speech Objectives
* Select an appropriate outline which allows listeners to easily follow and understand your speech
* Make your speech clear with supporting material directly contributing to that message
* Use appropriate transitions when moving from one idea to another
* Create a strong opening and closing

#3 Get To The Point
Time: 5-7 minutes
Speech Objectives
* Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes
* Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes
* Ensure the beginning, body and conclusion reinforce the purposes
* Project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousness you may feel
* Strive not to use notes

#4 How To Say It
Time: 5-7 minutes
Speech Objectives
* Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly.
* Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas
* Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words. Use correct grammar.

#5 Your Body Speaks
Time: 5-7 minutes
Speech Objectives
* Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech’s purpose.
* Make your body language smooth and natural.

#6 Vocal Variety
Time: 5-7 minutes
Speech Objectives
* Use voice volume, pitch, rate and quality to reflect and add meaning and interest to your message.
* Use pauses to enhance your message
* Use vocal variety smoothly and naturally

#7 Research Your Topic
Time: 5-7 minutes
Speech Objectives
* Collect information about your topic from numerous sources
* Carefully support your points and opinions with specific facts, examples and illustrations gathered through research

#8 Get Comfortable With Visual Aids
Time: 5-7 minutes
Speech Objectives
* Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and the audience
* Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence

#9 Persuade With Power
Time: 5-7 minutes
Speech Objectives
* Persuade listeners to adopt your viewpoint or ideas or to take some action
* Appeal to the audience’s interests
* Avoid using notes

#10 Inspire Your Audience
Time: 8-10 minutes
Speech Objectives
* To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement
* Appeal to the audience’s needs and emotions, using stories, anecdotes and quote to add drama
* Avoid using notes
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