Tips on Organizing Motivational Speeches in High Schools

Posted by joelpenton on October 16th, 2015

There is no one size fits all formula to a good speech. In fact, every motivational speaker you encounter will have some unique approach to writing, making, organizing, and delivering their speeches and the same is true when they are speaking to unique audiences. However, if you have no idea where to start with your motivational speech, it helps to know popular methods and outlines that work well for most audiences. Experienced and seasoned speakers had to start somewhere, and many of them will testify to the following methods that work for beginning speakers. After all, speaking styles and methods of a presentation can be improved as you gain more experience in talking to an audience. The key to enhancing these styles is to add your unique inflections that will make your speeches more true to your experiences and your voice and more tailored to your audiences. The following are basic outlines you can start with as a novice speaker:

•    The AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Approach. If you have ever been to an AA meeting or have seen one portrayed in TV or film, you would know that AA members would usually stand up in front of the group to "qualify" their experiences—this means telling the crowd where they came or are coming from, where they are currently in their battle against alcoholism, and how they got there. This simple experience-based outline is always a good way to organize your speech around as it allows your audience to know who you are and why they should listen to what you have to say. It establishes your authority on the subject matter and helps your audiences become more at ease with you, as you make yourself more relatable and accessible.
•    The Q&A format. Questions invite answers. By listing down the most commonly asked questions about the subject at hand, you can more easily organize your speech so you can answer each frequently asked query. This gives you a great way to open your speech, create intrigue and curiosity, and give your audience something to look forward to as you get to each frequently asked question throughout the course of your speech.

While these are good guidelines to follow, remember that writing and organizing a motivational speech should never be confined to very specific rules or strict outlines. The best motivational speeches are those that make the audience feel, think, enlightened, and inspired.

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