Below is a list of topics for talks or speeches which you can make as complicated as you like or can be kept to a very basic level for younger children.
1. Choose the topic for your talk. Your school may have given you a title or you might have to choose your own. If possible choose a topic you’re interested in and if you’re stuck for ideas have a look at the list above.
2. Know what you want to say. If it’s a talk for school, write it down first or talk about your topic to your mum or dad and ask them to write down what you’re saying in note form. You can then write it out and organize it later.
3. Once you have your talk written down, read it out loud and get someone to see how long it takes you – or time your self with a stop watch. If you’ve been asked to give a speech at school or college you should have been told how long it needs to be. Make sure when you read your speech out for the first time it takes less time than you’ve been allowed. For example if the school says 6 mins make sure that on first reading it takes no longer than 5 mins. The more you prepare your speech the longer it will take to say!
4. If you need to use photos or objects in your presentation now is the time to find them. Make sure that you can carry the objects to school safely. If you’re using photos or pictures make sure they are big enough for your listeners to see. You might want to enlarge them on your computer.
5. Find out if you’re allowed to read your speech, if you need to use just notes or if you have to memorize it.
If you would like just one lesson to go over your school talk please contact me using the form below. I offer a special reduced price of £10 for a 30 min session if you email me your talk at least 24 hours before the lesson. This reduction in price is because I don't have to prepare any pieces for the session.