Nursery Rhymes

Speech Cards

  • OK, you've written your speech, now it's time to abbreviate the content and transfer the content to speech or prompt cards

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

    • Your Introduction

    • The Main Body - Create a Speech card for each of your
      main points
      in order of importance and effectiveness

    • Your Conclusion - Try to 'Go out with a Bang'

    • Linking Sections - Think of ways you can link
      each of the sections together so your speech will flow

    • When you're happy with the order, links and content of
      your speech clearly number each of the Speech Cards

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Speech Cards

This presentation slide provides free helpful hints and tips on the subject of Speech Cards, part of this free online tutorial on the subject of Writing Speeches.

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

Famous Speeches & Speech Topics
Giving and Writing Speeches

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