7 WAYS TO WIN AT FORENSIC SPEECH COMPETITIONS

WHAT IS A FORENSIC SPEECH? Forensic speech otherwise known as forensics is all about competitive public speaking and debate. The National Forensic League (NFL) in the USA organize these speech competitions with the aim of training. high school and college students to become excellent communicators. Public speaking and debate competitions have been held amongst high school students and college students since as far back as…

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7 ORATORY SECRETS: HOW TO GIVE AN EFFECTIVE ORATORICAL SPEECH?

What is oratory and why most of the greatest speeches ever are oratorical in nature? Oratory can be summarized as the art of informing and persuading people through the use of public speaking skills. It generally means speaking in front of an audience and using high level language skills to inform, educate and persuade the audience. Martin Luther King Jr ‘s “I have a dream”…

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DELIVER AN EFFECTIVE DEBATE AND SPEECH WITH THIS 5-STEP STRATEGY

Delivering a debate and speech is actually different from just writing your debate speech. This is why some people can actually prepare outstanding content for their debate speech and still not ace it, not because there was a lack of quality material but because the debate and speech wasn’t effectively presented.  A poorly researched debate and speech that is well presented will not earn you…

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13 Ways to Effectively Deliver an Awesome Pitch Presentation

So you just started a new business and in need of customers, or you have been nursing particular idea for a while now and just like every newbie starting out in the business world, don't have the right capital or people to partner with you to bring this idea to fruition. This, of course, can pose a real challenge for a lot of persons in…

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TYPES OF PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PITCHING – 3 Types of Speech vs Pitching

In today's post, we will be discussing some key difference between public speaking and pitching. Public speaking as the name suggests is the simple art of communicating words and information to a captive audience. This audience can be of any size or make-up to include attendees at a lecture, conference, ceremony, political rally, public protest or viewers and listeners over television and radio. Pitching, on the…

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Explanatory Speech: 7 Steps to Delivering an Effective Speech + Topics

We have all had to do some explaining at one point or the other. Maybe you were trying to explain a concept to a friend or trying to explain the benefits of a product to potential customers, it all counts as explanatory speech. Of course, there are also examples in corporate settings, you may be tasked with the researching and explaining the ins and outs…

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6 Key Tips for a Memorable Entertaining Speech + Entertaining Speech Topics

WHAT IS AN ENTERTAINING SPEECH? At its core, an entertaining speech is a speech that delivers its message in a fun and amusing way. Entertaining speeches are usually delivered on special occasions; weddings, award shows, etc. An entertaining speech connects with the audience on an emotional level and keeps them engaged all the way through. This is one of our posts on the types of…

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How to Give An Effective Special Occasion Speech? 2 Main Tips

Almost every now and then we attend special occasions, some organized by our friends, associates, colleagues, family members and some by ourselves. Most times, these special occasions would require us or other colleagues to deliver the so-called 'special occasion speech' or sometimes, or we might need to help a friend write a speech. When we attend a special occasion, it is usually because we are…

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80+ Impromptu Speech Topics & 7 Ways to Nail One

What is an impromptu speech? An impromptu speech is one delivered without prior notification and preparation. For certain persons who may not be easily open to giving public speeches, an impromptu speech may be a total scare in general. However, there are ways to make sure that impromptu speeches are not as scary as it may come off, all it just needs is a little…

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17 Ways to Help Your Child Develop Public Speaking Skills (Public Speaking Tips for Kids)

Speaking in public can be nerve-wracking for a lot of people, and is one area many people shy away from a lot. But if this important skill can be learned at a very early age, kids stand to gain a lot of benefits from it that can serve them well into adulthood. Therefore, today we will be sharing 17 public speaking tips for kids, or…

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