Writing an effective motivational speech requires determining a message relevant to the audience, grabbing and keeping the audience's attention, providing the audience with a solution for a problem and then prompting the audience to take action to make a change. It should be clearly structured with a beginning, middle and end that is memorable.
A really good motivational speech is one in which the speaker connects with the audience and motivates the audience to take action.
- Choose a message
- Write the introduction
- Write the body
- Write the conclusion
The speaker should first think about what the particular audience needs and wants to hear. This requires considering the type of venue and event the speech will be at. The speaker should choose just one main point, or problem, that he or she will motivate the audience to solve.
The speech's introduction should grab the audience's attention with a hook, and the speaker must make a connection with the audience. The introduction should also clearly state the point of the speech.
The body of a good motivational speech should use an inspiring story, such as one about how the speaker overcame the specific problem personally and what he or she learned from the experience. Using visuals to show the story to the audience will help keep their attention. In addition, the audience should be presented with a solution they can use to solve the problem.
The conclusion of the speech should wrap up the main points and the story, and it should contain a call to action for the audience. The audience should be left with the feeling they can make a change successfully.