The Six Steps of Speech Preparation

[Must be done in sequence to work]

 

1. Develop the Purpose

  Inform, Persuade, Motivate, Celebrate?

 

2. Analyze the Audience - ongoing - formal and informal

 

3. Develop the Topic (or Thesis for persuasive speeches)

 

4. Investigate the Subject - only after step 3!

 

5. Structure the Message (preparation outline = full sentences ok)

 

6. Convert the Message for Oral Interpretation (presentation outline = keywords)