How to make an interesting speech
In school and at work, it is a common occurrence to have to give a speech to your class, your classmates or other potential audiences. Public discourse can be a daunting prospect, since it is solely responsible for maintaining a group of people, both informed and entertained. Speeches often become boring, especially if the topic is dry, but it is possible to make any speech interesting and attractive .Steps to follow:
Before you start writing, think about the target audience you are going to give your speech to . The type of audience you are talking to will influence the tone you will use and your delivery. What is interesting for a group of people is not interesting for others.
Capture the attention of your audience with an effective opening line or "hook". Try to start with a shocking statistic or a series of rhetorical questions to point to the audience.
Enter some unexpected elements in your speech to make it more interesting . Instead of just standing and talking, take someone on stage to interact with you, get two members of your audience with role-playing games or have small prizes on hand.
Make interesting statistics. If you have to use statistics, help your audience to relate to them, giving them something to visualize.
Use a tone that is appropriate for your audience. His speech will not be interesting if his tone is dry or he uses a language that is above the audience's understanding. However, you must also make sure you do not stultify your speech to the point where it is condescending.
- Make eye contact with members of your audience, whenever possible, as it will make them feel as if you are facing them personally and try to keep them interested.
- Do not make your sentence structure too complicated, or your speech will be difficult to understand.