The Entertaining Speaker

1. The Entertaining Speech
Objectives:

  • Entertain the audience through use of humor and/or drama drawn from your personal experience
  • Organize an entertaining speech for maximum audience impact
  • Time:    5-7 minutes

2. Resources for Entertainment
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
  • Time:    5-7 minutes

3. Make Them Laugh
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
  • Time:    5-7 minutes

4. A Dramatic Talk
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 interpretative manner
  • Time:    5-7 minutes

5. Speaking After Dinner
Objectives:

  • Prepare an entertaining after-dinner talk on a specific theme
  • Deliver the talk extemporaneously, using the skills developed in the preceding entertainment projects
  • Time:    8-10 minutes