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)