The Different Parts of a Speech

For most speeches, there are three parts — introduction, body and conclusion.

However, different components should be present in each of these parts.

Here is a classic speech model. It basically mirrors an essay.

Introduction
Attention Getter
Transition
Introduction of Main Points (usually 3 to 5)
Thesis

Transition

Supporting Point 1
State the point
Support the point with research — cite sources of information as you go.
State an example

Transition

Supporting Point 2

Transition

Supporting Point 3

Transition

Conclusion
Summarize the speech
Reiterate the initial point and tell the audience what you think the information means to them.

This speech outline is not set in stone and can be adapted, but this style works well for many people.

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