When giving a speech to an audience, the message should be clear, interactive, and attractive to the people hearing it. Especially in the context of business, speeches are meant to inspire others and motivate them to do better in their work.
Besides having the necessary public speaking skills, it is essential to sit and think thoroughly about one wants to say. Writing and building a successful business speech is not as easy as those that are experienced in giving speeches may make it look. This article will reveal the secrets of writing an impressionable speech in a business setting. It will also attempt to make the points made clearer by using visual media.
Keep it brief and clear
Think about when you’ve been in the audience instead of the presenter. Whenever a speech gets too long, tedious and simply goes on and on without giving a sign of reaching an actual point to all of this. For this reason, it is important for you to define the points that you want to say, and to then think about the most concise and direct, yet interesting and engaging way to describe them are. A good example of people giving clear and short speeches are award-winners. These can include people who have been recognized by The Academy and were given Oscars, to successful businessmen that have won business competitions or something similar.
Speak like you talk, not how you write
A good presenter does not read off their papers, notes or flashcards. One of the reasons for this is because reading off something rather than looking at the audience gives off signals of insecurity, and sometimes even rudeness. Another much important reason for this is because whenever we write anything, we tend to write it in an entirely different style; so if read aloud, it would actually sound very dull, and could be very difficult to understand. This is because we write in a much more academic and structured way than the way we talk. In other words, audiences prefer to be talked to rather than read to.
A good way to put forward this point is to simplify your ideas into as little words as possible and write them in a flashcard. When you’re giving your speech, as soon as you see the word written on the paper, you’ll automatically remember everything about that topic that you wanted to say, and you’ll say it in a natural and interactive way.
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Know your audience
When writing your speech, it is important to keep in mind the type of audience you’ll have. For example, what you say when you are giving a speech to a company’s CEO changes dramatically to when you’re giving a speech to potential clients for your company. Therefore, it is important to adapt your language to the crowd that will be listening to you. If you’re trying to sound convincing and persuading, you might want to use “flashy” words that fit the motive of your message a lot better. If you’re trying to give an end-of-the-year speech, you might want to use humor or a generally more upbeat tone.
The video above is a speech given by Steve Jobs when he first introduced the iPhone in 2007. This is a good example that highlights this point as the iPhone later ended up being a revolutionary product. Jobs does an excellent job at convincing and persuading the audience into wanting it.
Tell a story
In order to engage the audience in the best way possible, try to instead of simply stating an idea or transmitting a message, try to convey it under a format of a story. When writing your speech, instead of writing it in the most professional style you can think of, try to narrate it as if it were a story. Use relatable and easy to understand examples as they will paint a clear picture for the audience, and will make it easier to grasp their attention. This is a very important tip; especially for workers of a company who feel isolated from the company.
Besides being a great public speaker, Josh Campbell’s TED talk explains the keys to being a good storyteller. He gives excellent advice o the best ways to conduct an engaging and memorable presentation or speech. Online professional speech writing services hire expert writers who are more than capable of helping you build a solid story for whatever message you want to send during your speech. It is never a bad idea to get some professional help!
All in all, by following these tips during the writing process of your speech, you will be able to feel confident and prepared. Not only will you deliver an impressive message, but you will do in a way that will leave the audience, coworkers or employees more motivated, eager to improve and confident in themselves and the company.