Nursery Rhymes


  • Smooth transitions between each of the speech sections which will make your speech flow in a logical sequence

  • Transitions allow the audience to stay alert and understand what is coming next

  • Transitions are used to build expectations and increase interest

  • Use transitions every time you change ideas

  • Use transitions to ensure that audience doesn't 'get lost' and that all sections relate to each other

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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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