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LinkedIn Learning

Writing Speeches

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to write, organize, and deliver the perfect speech.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Determining the Purpose
  • Choosing a general topic
  • Determining a specific purpose statement
  • Composing a thesis
2. Deciding the Organizational Arrangement
  • Organizational patterns: Time, space, and topic
  • Organizational patterns: Geographical, compare/contrast, and cause/effect
3. Outlining the Organization
  • Writing the introduction
  • Outlining the body
  • Finishing with a strong ending
  • Tying thoughts together with transitions
  • Anticipating questions
4. Incorporating Support
  • Collecting primary research
  • Incorporating strong secondary research
5. Adapting to the Audience
  • Anticipating audience size
  • Considering audience attitude
  • Adapting to audience knowledge
  • Meeting audience expectations
6. Writing for Different Occasions
  • Giving information
  • Providing instructions
  • Using persuasion
  • Providing entertainment
7. Preparing the Prompts
  • Preparing notes
  • Incorporating visuals
  • Next steps

Taught by

Judy Steiner-Williams


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