Make them associate that phrase with you and the plans you are about to lay out in the body of the speech. Something as simple as Hi. Im Jane Thomas, and I want to be your class president because I am dedicated to Making Butler High Better Together can work.
You want them to feel like all of you are on the same page, facing the same issues, and seeking solutions together. For instance: Bullying is an epidemic at Adams High School. Sweeney: So it helps a lot if you always read your speech out loud while you're working on it. 3. Make 'em Laugh, now you know what you want to say and how you want to say it. Lehrman: First, your theme should be simple enough that it can be expressed in one sentence. There are really only a few ideas an audience is going to grasp and remember. It is easier to express that enthusiasm when being true to who you are. 5, write a speech, not an essay. With all the focus here on writing a speech, it can be easy to forget that your speech is meant to be heard, not read.
Make it Look Easy, after deciding on a theme, you have to consider the tone of your speech. Every step of the way, the Insiders said, you must remember that what you're writing will be read aloud, not on a page. Also, be specific about what your role is in dealing with the subject you're discussing, who you are speaking to, and where the speech is being given. Adapted from Scholastic, voice. But how should your speech begin? The opening lines of a speech are critical to its success, the Insiders said. Grant: You always want to establish some kind of rapport with the audience first.