So you've been asked to give a speech – fantastic! Just think of all of the great speakers who have gone before you Dr. Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Steve Jobs, the list goes on and on. Now you've been give your chance to change the world!
I can well image what you are feeling right now - fear, doubt, uncertainty. Don't worry about it. I've got some good news for you - all of those great speakers felt the very same thing. However, they were able to muster up the courage to go out there and give the best speech that they possibly could. They did change the world and you just might end up doing the same thing.
However, before you go doing that, we've got to make sure that you've got a well-planned speech to work with. Organizing a speech is the first step in creating and delivering a powerful and effective speech. In order to organize a speech you need to take the time before you start to clearly identify why you are the person that your audience should be listening to and then create an outline of the speech that you want to give.
When organizing a speech you need to make sure that you have a strong opening. The body of your speech has to build toward your closing. Finally, the closing has to leave your audience with something that they'll be able to remember long after your speech is over and done with.