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How to Write a Speech

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Learn how to organize and write a compelling speech with the material offered in this helpful course. These short video lessons cover several types of speeches, as well as speech organization and delivery, and will give you the confidence you need to write your own speeches.
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8 chapters in How to Write a Speech

Ch 1. Effective Public Speaking {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[59868].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17675].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17675].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Public Speaking as a Communication Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Being an Ethical Speaker: Guidelines & Issues Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Copyright and Fair Use: Implications for Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19944].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19944].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17971].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17971].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18436].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18436].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Gathering Information for Audience Analysis: Research & Observation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17974].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17974].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Informal and Formal Methods of Audience Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17973].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17973].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20032].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20032].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18849].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18849].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Conduct an Interview for Speech Support Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18854].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18854].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18852].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18852].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18850].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18850].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18853].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18853].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Work Supporting Materials into Your Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Citing Sources While Researching for a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18855].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18855].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18856].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18856].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18843].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18843].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19262].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19262].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Speech Introductions: Role & Components Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19263].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19263].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Developing & Selecting the Main Ideas of a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19120].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19120].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19265].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19265].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Speech Conclusions: Role & Components Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19266].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19266].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19119].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19119].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Patterns of Organization for Informative Speeches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19122].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19122].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19123].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19123].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19260].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19260].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Outlining a Speech: Standard Form & Organization Pattern Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19261].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19261].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Grabbing the Audience's Attention: Methods & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19264].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19264].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18846].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18846].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18845].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18845].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19364].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19364].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18844].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18844].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20027].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20027].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32388].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32388].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19544].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19544].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20028].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20028].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19540].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19540].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20029].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20029].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19542].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19542].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20030].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20030].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20031].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20031].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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