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What are the Components and Features of Speech Writing?
Speech is an oral presentation of information or delivery of messages through the use of words of spoken words delivered in front of or to an audience who have gathered in a seminar, meeting, conference, or some other event. It is a form of oral communication which is the oldest method and also the most effective method of communication. Speech is considered to be one of the most effective ways of delivering a message in any event. A speaker can present his thoughts and opinions on various matters to a large group of audience through his or her speech. Due to its efficacy, it is widely used around the world. Be it for social purposes or religious purposes, a speech can come in handy for several kinds of events.
Features of speech writing
The various features of speech writing are as follows:
A speech is considered to be effective when it is clear and concise. The information presented in the speech should be comprehensible to the present audience and the speech should be delivered by the speaker in a fluent and eloquent manner.
Along with being clear, the message presented through the speech should also be concise so that the speech does not get tedious and does not get boring.
The subject matter presented through the speech should be relevant and definite to the present audience.
Apart from being clear and concise, there is also a need for the speech to have an element of interest. This interest should not be limited to the subject matter but rather, the speech itself should be delivered in an engaging and interesting manner.
The message of the speech should be centered more around the audience rather than the speaker himself or herself.
If the speaker speaks too fast, the listeners may lose track of the information being presented and hence, one must speak slowly but not too slowly so asn to put the listeners to sleep.
The information presented in the speech should not be biased and it should be presented from a neutral point of view.
One should also maintain a proper posture and use appropriate body gestures to deliver the speech.
Ensure Participation Of Audience
Asking questions to the listeners or the audience and involving them is necessary.
Free From Emotions
The speaker should not dwell too much on his or her emotions to ensure that the speech can be delivered in an effective manner.
Components of speech writing
The components of speech writing are as follows:
A speech should start with an introduction to the topic or the subject matter that is being presented in the speech. It should not last more than 1 to 2 minutes and it should be brief.
This section includes the main messages of the speech and should cover all the information that needs to be presented in the speech.
The conclusion should summarize the central ideas presented in the speech and give the speech a closure and a sense of completion. It should also be shorter than both the introduction and the body.
These are the various components and features of effective speech writing