Types of Speech

There are numerous types of speech and giving any speech can be terrifying but all speeches follow a similar outline. Below you will find pages which have details of various speeches. If you want to get a really good feel for giving a speech I suggest that you look, not only at the type of speech you have to give, but a few of the other ones as well.

Please remember that people may complain if a speech is too long, very few people complain if a speech is short!

If you have written a speech for a special occasion and would like help in how to present it, I offer special price one off Skype lessons for £20 if you email me the speech before the lesson. I will listen to yo read it and suggest any changes I think might be needed and explain how you can make yourself easy to hear and understand so that giving the speech can be as enjoyable as possible. If you would like a lesson please look at this page and contact me using the form on the page. 

  • Every speech needs a purpose and this purpose is not always the same as the title of your speech.
  • Are you making a speech to persuade someone to do something?
  • Are you saying thank you to people?
  • Are you explaining how to do something?
  • Are you trying to sell something (even yourself)?
  • Once you know the purpose of your speech you can start to write it. Every speech needs an introduction, a middle and an end.
  • Every speech needs a beginning, a middle and an end.
  • Do not rush when you get towards the end, you may be relieved to get there but to your audience the end is as important as the beginning.
  • Don't wait for last minute inspiration - it rarely arrives.

Topics for your speech

Look here my list of ideas for different types of speeches/talks

Click on the types of speeches below for more information about each one

Wedding Speech

Golf Speech

Acceptance Speech

Indian Republic Day Speech

Chinese New Year Speech

Retirement Speech

Christmas Speech

Thanksgiving Speech

For more detailed information on presenting a speech please read my Giving A Speech page

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