The Entertaining Speaker

1 – The Entertaining Speech
Time: 5 – 7 minutes

Objectives:

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

2 – Resources for Entertainment
Time: 8 – 10 minutes

Objectives:

  • 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.

3 – Make Them Laugh
Time: 8 – 10 minutes

Objectives:

  • 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.

4 – A Dramatic Talk
Time: 10 – 12 minutes

Objectives:

  • 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 interpretive manner.

5 – Speaking After Dinner
Time: 13 – 15 minutes

Objectives:

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