Speech Planning Worksheet
(The speaker sells the idea to the audience so they’ll want to listen. The first
few minutes of a speech are very important.) 10%
A. Get Audience’s Attention
Share a brief story or example that directly relates to the speech.
Mention a startling statement, statistic or fact.
Start with a question, quotation, or familiar saying that has to do with the
topic of the speech.
B. State The Topic
C. Relate To Audience
People pay attention to things that concern them.
You might refer to a common experience, fear, or situation with which
everyone is familiar.
Challenge the audience with a question, invitation or quiz.
D. Preview Main Points
Simply list the points in the order they will be presented.