How Should I Write an Introductory Speech?

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The best method for writing an introductory speech depends on the type of speech that is being given. There are two kinds of introductory speeches: a speech that introduces and summarizes a topic and a speech that highlights personal accomplishments and past experiences. No matter which kind of speech is being written, it needs to include a clear introduction, a descriptive body and a brief conclusion.

For a speech that informs readers about data, research or a specific issue, begin the speech with an introduction to the topic. Highlight relevant background information, and include information that allows the audience to understand the topic. Next, write the body of the speech. Include the history of the topic, recent developments and any relevant facts. Finish writing the speech by wrapping up the main points and stating why the topic is important.

For an introductory speech that talks about personal achievements, start at the beginning. Include information about early employment positions and the first personal goals that were met. Then, talk about personal development over time. For example, include information about career advancement, awards received and specialized training. In addition, include the strategies used that resulted in success. It is also important to include any information that reflects personality and interests relevant to the topic of the speech.