Why is it important to set a specific goal for your speech?

To set a specific goal for your speech is important because if you can speak and articulate yourself with clarity and confidence, you will have a better career track, more job opportunities and less stress in your professional and personal life.



What elements of the speech help you share that goal with your audience?

  1. Grabber

A grabber is used to open your remarks, connect with your audience and capture their attention

  1. Subject

A stated subject shows that you have a plan and have prepared for your talk; that you value the time they spend listening to you and that you’re going to stay on topic.

  1. Message

Related to the subject but more specific, the message is a single sentence that encapsulates what it is you will communicate through your speech.

  1. Theme

A theme can be an image, a metaphor or a powerful word that adds interest to your remarks

  1. Structure

There are a number of ways you can structure your remarks. It’s best to think of your message as your thesis or position and then structure your remarks in terms of making the case.

  1. Call to action

Every speech should have a call to action that is related to your message (Oliveira, 2013).