Forgot Your Speech?

Forgot Your Speech? How To Recompose Your Thoughts Quickly Before You Take Stage
By Rosalinda Flores-Martinez

Talking before a crowd or an audience begets high spirits! It shifts power to the fourth gear and a rupture of charm for a few minutes on stage, like a rock star!

But suddenly, you forgot your speech...

Here are some tips on how to recompose your thoughts quickly before you take the stage.

Know your audience.

Your speech must be suited for your audience. Are they students? Experts? Crowd?
Remember in any of the above, common and simple words can create an impact, if the words will be used appropriately.

Focus on the title.

The title is your theme. All that you will be speaking about should contribute to the theme. Know what your title promises.

Draft a quick outline on a sheet of paper.
Write key words and make a few sentences leading to examples. Be sure to provide the answers to the lead paragraph or the final paragraph answering: what, where, when, who and how, among others.

Get quotes, notable people and writers to vouch for your speech or site a related example or experience.

Of course, you must have read a lot before your speech and get to practice speaking some thoughts about the topic spontaneously.

Remember how you do a monologue. This can help you feel at ease.

Be calm and confident that you know the topic and have studied your details.

Be ready with at least one joke or game to include an audience participation.

Take note that God helps those who help themselves! Feel like a superstar of the moment. Smile and in the end, don't forget to say, "Thank you."

See this example.

Audience - experts
Title - How To Be A Success
Quick Outline
Keywords - success, deal, leaders, work, example, achievements, labor, goal, targets, progress
Supply answers to question words:
What is success?
How do you deal with it?
How can you be a good leader?
What are the secrets?
Where is your target result?
When can that be?

Get notable quotes and examples. See the Holy Bible! Google! Check on a writer's blog.

"The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all - doing nothing." Benjamin Franklin

Of course, you did the research about your topic. Relate your stocked knowledge, the details/notes in the speech you forgot to your new thoughts of the topic.

Ask questions and let the audience participate, but control the discussion. Be like a teacher. You own the stage as you make the speech.

In the end, leave a good thought for your audience.

Success is hard labor, as in Eliot's "Writing is hard labor."

Be honest.

Now, you are ready to speak! Seize the day!

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