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
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)