To make your title interesting, here are some tips:
- Use numbers
- Use interesting adjective such as Effortless, Painstaking, Fun, Free, Incredible, Essential, Absolute, and Strange
- Use a unique rationale such as Reasons, Principles, Facts, Lessons, Ideas, Ways, Secrets, and Tricks
- Use what, why, how, when, who, or where
- Make an audacious promise
Topic: Shopping for Clothes
Title with How: How To Shop for Clothes
Title with Number: 6 Tips to Shop for Clothes
Title with Adjectives: 6 Easy Tips To Shop for Fashionable Clothes
Title with promise: 6 Easy Tips To Shop for Fashionable Clothes without Breaking the Bank
- The introduction is not your opening.
- It is also not your bio.
- The introduction should be made by you, but should be delivered by the master of ceremonies.
- It should say something briefly about you and your speech.
- The introduction should answer three questions:
- Why this subject?
- Why this speaker?
- Why now?
- Also consider:
- Who is your audience?
- Why are they attending?
- What is their investment to attend?
- What do they expect to learn from your talk?
- What do they already know about you and the topic you'll be speaking on?
- It is much better to have someone else state your professional credentials and present evidence of legitimacy or credibility.
- This not the time to be modest about your accomplishments.
- Make it clear to the Master of Ceremonies that you will bring or, better yet, send ahead of time your introduction.
- Your introduction should be tailored to the audience, never use a previous introdcution without a little revising.
- A good introduction is often delivered as if the introducer wrote it.
- Always bring an extra copy of your introduction.
- The last sentence should build the audience's excitement.
- The opening has two functions: (1) to capture the audiences attention and (2) to inform the audience what you will talking about.
- Here are some tips that you can use to grab your audience's attention:
- Open with a question
- Present a famous quote
- Start with a story or anecdote
- Present a special talent
- Use a visual
- Make a declarative statement or alarming statistic
- Paint a word picture
- Use something timely in your opening
- Do something unusual
- Use Vivid language
- Don't start immediately and smile before speaking.
The content of your speech must be able to:
- Keep it simple
- Discard extraneous phrases, jargon and everything else that confuses
- Ask yourself, "So what?" "What has that got to do with me?"
- Keep in mind
- Good writing in specific writing
- Good speaking contains specifics
- Avoid words that put down someone's ethnicity, religion, physical attributes, or sexual orientation
- Use proper English
When my audience reflects on my presentation, what will they remember?
- The final part of a speech is the conclusion.
- The conclusion has two elements: the summary and the closing.
- If there is a question and answer session, this must be done before the conclusion.
- Your closing can take several forms, and should always be relevant to your talk.
- Call to action
- Quotation or Story
- Switching Delivery Styles
- Tying the closing to the Opening
- Use the title of the speech