What are the best practices to organize a speech or presentation?
What’s the solution?
That depends on your…
- Objective or purpose for the talk
- Your audience
- Time limitations
Samantha starts with a quote. Ted opens with a riveting statistic. Aubrey’s call to action is right upfront and Rick’s is at the end. Melinda weaves a story in and out of her main content and Cheryl’s time allotment doesn’t allow for Q & A.
There’s no “correct formula” for organizing a speech.
And – this is very important!
BE DELIBERATE ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION
Let’s look at a couple of examples…..
This template map is the most common to follow as many speakers
often offer 3 main points of content.
Notice the Q&A is not the last stop on your tour. Regain control of your presentation and give a resounding closing.
In this model, you interweave story and content.
Using a map or template format, you’ll discover greater ease in organizing your ideas and your audience will appreciate your clarity.
Best results? An audience that leaves feeling nourished, informed and inspired and perceiving you as a true leader.