The Entertaining Speaker

THE ENTERTAINING SPEAKER

1. THE ENTERTAINING SPEECH

Entertain the audience through use of humor and/or drama drawn from your personal experience.
Organize an entertaining speech for maximum audience impact.

Time: Five to seven minutes.

2. RESOURCES FOR ENTERTAINMENT
Draw humorous and/or dramatic material from sources other than your own personal experience.
Adapt your material to suit your topic, your own personality and the audience.
Use entertaining material as a means of conveying a serious message.

Time: Eight to ten minutes.

3. MAKE THEM LAUGH

Prepare a humorous speech drawn from your own experience.
Strengthen the speech by adapting and personalizing humorous material from outside sources.
Deliver the speech in a way that makes the humor effective.

Time: Eight to ten minutes.

4. A DRAMATIC TALK

Develop an entertaining dramatic talk about an experience or incident, or give a dramatic reading.
Include vivid imagery, characters and dialogue.
Deliver the talk in an interpretative manner.

Time: Ten to twelve minutes.

5. SPEAKING AFTER DINNER

Prepare an entertaining after dinner-talk on a specific theme.
Deliver the talk extemporaneously, using the skills developed in the preceding entertainment projects.

Time: Thirteen to fifteen minutes.