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Speech Introduction

  • Make it clear what the speech will be about and your objectives (this is called a Thesis Statement)

  • Give the audience an idea of how long the speech will take

  • Get the audience on your side by explaining how the subject of the speech might be relevant to  them

  • Lead into the Main Body of your speech with a smooth transition which will make your speech flow in a logical sequence

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Speech Introduction

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Quotes about Speeches
Take heart from the following famous quotes about making and writing speeches!

  • "It usually takes more than three weeks to write a good impromptu speech." American writer Mark Twain

  • "The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance."  American writer Ruth Gordon

  • "Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope!" Lord Reading, English politician

  • "Be sincere; be brief; be seated." President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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