Organize Speech: How to Organize a Speech’s Introduction, Body & Conclusion

 Organize Speech

Organize the Introducing and conclusion of the speech. How to Organize the introduction of the speech. How to Organize the conclusion of the speech.

Organize Speech- Introduction of Speech
  1. Get the attention of your audience
  2. State the topic of your speech
  3. Establish the importance of your topic
  4. Establish the credibility of your topic
  5. Preview the key ideas of your speech
  1. Get the attention
  • Strategies
  • Question your audience (rhetorical or direct)
  • Arouse curiosity
  • Stimulate the imagination
  • Promise something beneficial
  1. State the topic of your speech
  • Use a simple declarative sentence
  • Today I will show you how you can improve your public speaking skills
  • Today I would like to talk to you about the negative impact of social media
  1. Establish the importance
  • This will motivate the audience to listen further
  • Do this by using testimonies of experts or statistics (1 is sufficient)
  • “Recent findings from UPM’s education faculty shows that 80% of students who take notes in the class perform better in exams”
  • Professor Robert Elton, a Physician at UCLA has discovered that smoking also affects.
  1. Establish your credibility
  • Your listeners should understand why you chose a topic
  • Introduce relevant materials
  • Cite previous and current research (2-3)
  1. Preview your key ideas

A statement that orients the audience by revealing how the speaker has organized the body of the speech.

“I will discuss three main steps of how to improve your study skills: 1) taking notes during class, and 2) understand instead of memorizing content, and 3) getting sufficient rest

Put it all together!

According to an old saying, every person dies 3 times. The first time is when your life ends. The second is when your body is lowered into the ground. The third is when there is no one around to remember you. I’m going to talk to you today about death, or rather the celebration of death. This is a celebration that comes from a Mexican tradition called “Dia de los Muertos”, or, day of the dead. Now it may seem strange and morbid to speak of the celebration and death in the same breath, but in the Mexican culture, death is embraced and worshipped just as much life is. After I give you a little background on “Dia de Los Muertos”, I’ll explain the different ways this holiday is celebrated and show you some of the traditional objects used in this celebration.

Organize Speech- Conclusion of Speech
  1. Summarize your key ideas
  2. Activate audience response
  3. Provide closure
1) Summarize

Statements reviewing the major ideas of a speech

“Clearly, these 3 points show us that by being monolingual we lose economically, scholastically, and culturally. Becoming proficient in another language and its culture may help us reduce our deficit and increase our competitiveness in world trade by recognizing possible problems in marketing campaigns. We will gain intellectually by increasing our vocabulary and expanding our minds. We will gain culturally by breaking barriers and possibly eliminating misunderstanding that occur as a result of being unfamiliar with another language, its people and its culture”.

  1. Activate audience response
  • Letting the audience know whether you want them to :
  • Accept
  • Remember
  • Use
  • Believe
  • or Act on a speech
  • “On your way home tonight, when you approach a traffic light, think of the facts we have talked about tonite….(don’t run red lights”
3. Provide Closure
  • Tie back to the introduction.
  • Ask the same question as in the attention-getting step
  • Tell a relevant conclusive story

Avoid saying:

to conclude, or in conclusion

Put it all together!

So today, we have learned about the problems of heart disease in women, traced its cause, and put forth some answers.

As with anything, these solutions aren’t perfect – and it’s unlikely we will be able to change society or stop this virulent disease in its tracks. We can, however, change ourselves. Through controlling risk on a personal level, lives will be saved. Not every life, but many.

And that 76-year-old mother of 4? She was my grandmother. She died last August. But the tragedy was not in the years we lost her. It isn’t even in the fact that those years could’ve been saved through different habits and greater understanding. The tragedy will only be if others do not learn from her example. Regret-that’s the real tragedy.

Outline Frame of Speech Organization


Body Paragraph

Main point 1

  • Subpoint 1
  • Subpoint 2
  • E.g.,

Connecting sentence

Main point 2

  • Subpoint 1
  • Subpoint 2
  • E.g.,

Connecting sentence

Main point 3

  • Subpoint 1
  • Subpoint 2
  • E.g.,