The Tri-partite Components of a Public Speaking Speech
The most challenging part of making a speech and delivering it is the beginning. Anyone, without any form of training and guidance would find both writing and delivering difficult enough that it could warrant a scare on the part of the first-time speaker.
Everyone’s initial tendency when spoken of the prospect of speaking in public is to turn down the possibility. Why? Simply because that is what we all project as human nature. This goes to show in the latest list of most-feared things in the world which is, by the way, topped by the fear of public speaking. In fact, even people from the corporate world are still quite hesitant to do the act even if they have all the necessary training that would provide them the idea.
Now, given the above premise it would be easier to understand why first timers have extra difficult time with facing the reality that they have to address a crowd.
To help you to get better preparation we have provided in this article some details regarding the three parts of public speaking, namely planning, writing and delivery.
Planning- it all starts with a good plan.
Your instinct might tell you that you sit down with a paper and pen and steam with the first ideas that come to your mind (if they weren’t clouded enough with other matters that trouble you) and write the first lines for your speech. Now, if you have the slightest hint that you won’t be able to do it during the first sitting then refrain from following this initial tendency.
You must begin with a plan of how to deliver the whole thing. Search through your mind and supplement your ideas with information from manuals, books and details from the internet. This way, you will save yourself from wasting time and the frustration of writing and re-writing the whole thing after a series of trials.
Being prepared would help you carefully create the step-by-step approach towards the creation of your first public speech. Your topic must therefore be grounded upon the following:
• the nature of the speech required based on the occasion
• the nature of the audience you are to address
• the main purpose of your speech
Writing- not all people are talented at writing but all have the equal chance of possibly creating a good speech or two. The most vital thing here is to keep the content of the speech in line with its main purpose.
Like public speaking, good writing also has a specific structure. It must be composed of a strong and encouraging opening, with the development of the topics or topics in the body of the speech and the gradual decent at the ending.
While you may treat the first part of the speech as the most important, you must remember that each component comprises the whole so be careful not to forget the value of dynamics. You must always integrate the element of stimulating the public’s interests.
Delivery- the essence of public speaking is in its delivery. No matter how good your writing is so long as your delivery is bombarded with flaws and errors, all preparation and training would be put to nothing. The goodness of delivery lies in the application of the theories your have learned and in your belief in your own capacities.