The introduction The top of the hamburger bun The first 30 seconds are probably the most important. You must grab the attention of the audience and engage their interest in what you have to say in your speech. BUT HOW CAN I DO THIS?
There are many ways. What about the following? Raise a thought-provoking question Make an interesting statement Recite a relevant quotation Recite a relevant joke
The body All the fillings in the middle This is the largest part of the speech Put things in a logical order so that it is easier to follow Remember to use descriptive language
About 3-5 discussion points Elaborate on each discussion point and then link them to each other to show continuity
The base of the burger Summarise the main ideas in the speech, rounding off the discussion Let the audience know you are going to finish without saying it
What YOU SAY is important ( 7% of your speech and the influence on the audience) BUT 55% of the success of the speech is HOW YOU LOOK WHEN YOU SAY THAT AND 38% of the success of the speech is HOW YOU SAY THE SPEECH
Delivery of the speech Stance Eye contact Voice
Your stance It’s all about confidence and composure
Eye contact It’s all about connection and credibility
It is essential to make personal contact with everybody DO NOT just focus on 1 spot DO NOT look at the same people the whole time
Keywords / points Don’t rely too much on it Cue cards
Some last minute tips It is normal to be nervous. Just try to focus on your speech and not the people. Everybody makes mistakes. Just move on if you have made a mistake. Make sure to reference your visual while speaking Be yourself, allow your own personality to come across in your speech. Humor is always a good tool.