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Communication & Leadership Program Speech Objectives

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Communication & Leadership Program Speech Objectives


Speech #1

The Ice Breaker (4-6 minutes)

  • To begin speaking before an audience.

  • To discover speaking skills you already have and skills that need some attention.

Speech #2

Organize Your Speech (5-7 minutes)

  • Select an appropriate outline which allows listeners to easily follow and understand your speech.

  • Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that message.

  • Use appropriate transitions when moving from one idea to another.

  • Create a strong opening and conclusion.

Speech #3 Get to the Point (5-7 minutes)
  • Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes,

  • Organize a speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes.

  • Ensure the beginning, body and conclusion reinforce the purposes.

  • Project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousness you may fee.

  • Strive not to use notes.

Speech #4 How to Say It (5-7 minutes)
  • Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly.

  • Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas.

  • Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words.  Use correct grammar.

Speech #5 Your Body Speaks (5-7 minutes)
  • Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech's purpose.

  • Make your body language smooth and natural.

Speech #6 Vocal Variety (5-7 minutes)
  • Use voice, volume, pitch, rate and quality to reflect and add meaning and interest to your message.

  • Use pauses to enhance your message.

  • Use vocal variety smoothly and naturally.

Speech #7 Research Your Topic (5-7 minutes)
  • Collect information about your topic from numerous sources

  • Carefully support your points and opinions with specific facts, examples and illustrations gathered through research.

Speech #8 Get Comfortable With Visual Aids (5-7 minutes)
  • Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and the audience.

  • Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence.

Speech #9 Persuade With Power (5-7 minutes)
  • Persuade listeners to adopt your viewpoint or ideas or to take some action.

  • Appeal to the audience's interests.

  • Use logic and emotion to support your position.

  • Avoid using notes.

Speech #10 Inspire Your Audience (8-10 minutes)
  • To inspire the audience to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement.

  • Appeal to the audience's needs and emotions, using stories, anecdotes and quotes to add drama.

  • Avoid using notes.

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