Specialty Speeches

Speakers are often called upon to give different kinds of talks. This manual contains information about giving the most common ones, and it covers impromptu talks, inspirational speeches, selling a product, reading out loud and introducing a speaker.

Part of the Advanced Communication Series.

Project Time Objectives
1. Speak Off the Cuff
5-7 minutes
  • Understand how to prepare for impromptu speaking.
  • Develop skill in the impromptu situation by using one or more patterns.
2. The Uplift the Spirit
8-10 minutes
  • Identify and understand the basic differences and similarities between inspirational speeches and other kinds of speeches.
  • Learn how to evaluate audience feeling and establish emotional rapport.
  • Develop a speech style and delivery that effectively expresses inspirational content by moving the audience to adopt your views.
3. Sell a Product
10-12 minutes
  • Skilfully use four steps in a sales presentation: attention, interest, desire, action.
  • Identify and promote a unique selling proposition in a sales presentation.
4. Read Out Loud 12-15 minutes
  • Arrive at an understanding of the elements that comprise oral interpretation and how it differs from preparing and giving a speech.
  • Learn the preparation or planning techniques of effective interpretation.
  • Learn the principles of presentation and develop skill in interpretive reading with regard to voice and body as instruments of communication.
5. Introduce the Speaker
standard meeting time
  • Become more knowledgeable and skilled as a “master of ceremonies”.

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