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Motivational Speech

The Motivational Speech

This section provides some easy, effective techniques with helpful hints and tips on writing a Motivational speech - a vehicle designed to persuade to take action to improve.

Read on to make this task as easy as possible.

What exactly is a Motivational Speech? Definition
Let's start be considering exactly what is a Motivational speech. Definition:

A Motivational speech is written to persuade, or convince the listeners, to take action to improve.

This might involve convincing someone that increased effort and energy will lead to improved performance.

A motivational speech should provide an outline of the problem and the benefits of change which will require elements of conviction, direction, intensity and persistence from the speaker in their efforts to persuade the listener to take a pro-active approach.

A Motivational speech is not an easy task and usually undertaken by professional speakers and politicians!

But if you are an amateur there are techniques to help and we would also recommend that you check out our free, fast and concise PowerPoint-style presentations on:

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The Main Elements to Writing a Motivational Speech
The main elements to writing a successful and effective Motivational speech are to convey your credibility as a speaker and your passion for the subject :

  • Outline the Problem - Establish credibility by demonstrating expertise, evidence and knowledge of the subject - presenting facts, statistics or quotes together with any personal experiences

  • Conviction - Make the audience believe that there is a problem which requires solving

  • Direction - Provide ideas and direction to solve the problem

  • Passion and Intensity - Convey the subject with enthusiasm, passion and intensity to appeal to the emotions of the audience

The Structure and Outline of a Motivational Speech
What is a good structure, outline or good guidelines to writing a Motivational speech?

  • Your Opener - the opening, ice-breaker or attention grabber

  • Introduction - Tell them what the speech is about and what your main points will be

  • Credibility - Establish your credibility by demonstrating expertise, evidence and knowledge of the subject - presenting facts, statistics or quotes together with any personal experiences to make the audience believe in what you are saying

  • Conviction - Make the audience believe that there is a problem which requires solving

  • Direction - Provide ideas and direction to solve the problem

  • Alternatives - Discuss the alternatives if no action is taken

  • Confirmation - Confirm and repeat the main arguments for the subject

  • Conclusion - Try to 'Go out with a Bang' or end with a memorable punch line or positive statement

Famous Examples of Motivational Speeches
What are some famous examples of Motivational speeches?

Motivational Speech - Tips and Hints on Writing and Giving Motivational Speeches
There are more tips and hints on Writing and Giving Speeches in our Free PowerPoint style presentations.

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