Speech Structures

  • Foundation: beginning or opening
  • Pillars: speech body
  • Roof: ending or closing
  • Drainpipe: connection of the closing of a speech with its opening.​

Foundation: My favorite color is blue because

Pillars

Majestic things like the ocean and the sky are blue

Blue symbolizes serenity, stability, inspiration, wisdom, reliability, etc.

Blue is easy to mix with other colors

Closing: For these reasons, my favorite color is blue.

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  • Hook: Opening statement to grab attention
  • Positioning Statement: Benefits statement selling advantages of listening
  • Overview: Key points that support positioning statement
  • Point 1: Evidence/Illustration
  • Point 2: Evidence/Illustration
  • Point 3: Evidence/Illustration
  • Recap: Summary of a positioning statement and key points
  • Memorable Conclusion: Wrap up story or statement
  • Call to Action: Request for order/commitment

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