So You Want To Deliver Great Speeches
Great Speeches don’t have to be delivered by great people. Everyone can deliver great Call-To-Action speeches.
Qualities of Great Speeches:
- Well-planned with a clear objective
- Well-structured with a logical and smooth flow
- Delivered with clarity and conviction
- Captivating contents
- Delivered in simple English
- Delivered with body language that connects with the audience
- An appropriate vocal tone that relates to the topic and connects with the audience
- A voice that brings out the inner feelings and forms emotional connections
- Ability to relate the contents with things that the audience are familiar with
Today, I would like to share 15 speeches that I deemed are great speeches.
#1 – Oprah Winfrey: Golden Globes 2018 Speech
#2 – Alexander Betts: Why Brexit Happened – And What to Do Next?
#3 – Nigel Marsh – How to Make Work-Life Balance Work
#4 – Joan Halifax: Compassion and The True Meaning of Empathy
#5 – Bill Gates: The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready
#6 – Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
#7 – Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley
#8 – Bill Bernat: How to Connect with Depressed Friends
#9 – Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin: Tiny Robots With Giant Potential
#10 – Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over
#11 – Astro Teller: The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure
#12 – Tony Fadell: The First Secret of Design is … Noticing
#13 – Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, Failure and The Drive to Keep Creating
#14 -Kate Bowler: “Everything Happens for a Reason” – And Other Lies I’ve Loved
#15 Jack Ma Speech at Lomonosov Moscow State University
If you want to deliver impactful speeches, you have to believe in what you are delivering. Never undermine every speech that you deliver. Believe it or not, some of which might act as a catalyst for individual and organizational transformation.
Craft your speeches and know what your audience wants from you. Do not deliver a speech for the sake of presenting. Remember that informative speeches educate, whereas emotional speeches lead people to “buy-in” for your ideas.
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