SPEECH

BOOK CRITIQUE
Writing a best man’s speech, or writing a graduation speech is challenging one way or another. When a person comes to this point of a difficult task, he or she often is unprepared to face difficulties that expect him or her on that way. Writing a good speech is an art, and it takes every inch of mental, physical and creative sources to make up, outline and eventually write a speech. Those of you who have already had this sweaty experience know that sometimes all you lack is creativity and inspiration. However, very often, a mere inspiration isn’t enough.

A speech is a written representation of ideas and thoughts, tailored by a person for a particular event, for example, many people need to write a speech for a wedding. Speeches take different forms and length. They can be long and short; they can be 2 or 7 minute speeches, graduation or wedding speeches. Like any other form of writing, speeches also have their types and categories, hence, a writer should clearly differentiate each type to write the exact speech he or she needs.

Speech can be:

Informative;
Persuasive;
Special Occasion;
Thus, the goals of such assignments can be different, depending on a type, for instance, if you need to motivate people, you should concentrate on motivational words and phrases that encourage people to act as you need, if your goal is to inform an audience about the latest news or innovations of a company, concentrate on interesting presentation of such news. Special occasion speeches are more creative and personal in their form than other categories.Irrespective of the final purpose of this task, i.e., if you need to write a short or long speech, there is always a path that you need to follow to tailor a catching text that inspires the audience. As it was said, a writer should tailor the speech, according to the needs of the audience and the goal of the paper itself. Therefore, the first rule of writing any kind of speech is to define a goal. For example, whether a person needs to inform or motivate the public, or proclaim it during the wedding. After that, it is immensely important to tailor an outline or a draft of the text to find weak points or mistakes and revise the text several times. Try to be confident, when it comes to pronouncing the written text, as the confidence is a driving force that assures listeners in what you say to them.

Political speech writing realm, on the other hand, seems like different universe, but in fact, the same rules work here as well. Remember to be politically correct and respect listeners. Though professional writers tailor speeches for politicians, some of you may be asked to write an example or two during the studies, so make sure to observe the basic rules, applied to this type of writing as well.

Be positive. Irrespective of the type of text, positive attitude of a speaker always wins the attention of the audience and inspires people to believe in great things, and creates a cheerful aura. Be friendly. Whether you prepare a business, graduation or special occasion speech, friendly attitude makes listeners feel what you feel at this very moment.

To make a positive impact on the audience, do not forget to thank the public for listening. Appreciation for paying attention to your words melts many people’s hearts, even the tough ones. Once your text is ready, be sure to check for spelling and grammar mistakes, not to lose face at the midpoint.