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Inspirational Speech

The Inspirational Speech

This section provides some easy, effective techniques with helpful hints and tips on writing an Inspirational speech - a vehicle designed to inspire and stimulate people to succeed.

Read on to make this task of an Inspirational speech as easy as possible.

What exactly is an Inspirational Speech? Definition of an Inspirational Speech

Let's start be considering exactly what is an Inspirational speech. Definition:

An Inspirational speech is written to persuade, or convince the listeners, that they can succeed.

This might involve relating optimistic and uplifting stories, or anecdotes, based on faith or real life situations taken from the lives or ordinary or famous people  from history, sports, politics and the Business world.

The objective of an inspirational speech is to provide the listener with the desire and confidence to pursue difficult goals to maximise their own potential.

An Inspirational 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:

Writing a Speech

Giving a Speech

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

  • Optimism - Instil optimism to make the audience believe in what you are saying

  • Achievable Objectives - Goals must be positive and the audience must believe that they are achievable

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

  • Confidence - Inspire the audience with a 'Can Do' approach

The Structure and Outline of an Inspirational Speech
What is a good structure, outline or good guidelines to writing an Inspirational 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

  • Optimism - Ensure that your message is full of optimism, the 'feel good' factor

  • Achievable Objectives - State what the goals are and instil in the audience that they are achievable

  • Confirmation - Confirm and repeat the main points

  • Alternatives - Discuss the alternatives to strengthen your ideas further

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

Famous Examples of an Inspirational Speech
What are some famous examples of Inspirational speeches?

Inspirational Speech - Tips and Hints on Writing and Giving Speeches
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