All speeches contain at least three
In the Introduction, you state
the topic of your speech. You tell the audience the main points
of your speech. In other words, you say what you are going to
In the Body, you speak about
each point in detail. For each point you must give the audience
some evidence or information that will help explain and support
each point. The Body is the longest of the three parts.
In the Conclusion, you should
summarise the main points of your speech, and emphasise what
you want the audience to remember.
a Simple Outline
An outline is a way to organise your
ideas logically and clearly. Without making an outline your speech
will probably lack structure, and so be difficult to understand.
By using a presentation outline, you can "see" the
structure of your speech. In addition, It can also serve as your
The following presentation outline is
a very simple way to organise your material into a speech format.
If you have time, you
should look at the detailed speech outline.
When making an outline you should not write full sentences, but
just key words and phrases.
What is the topic of your speech?
Why should the audience listen to your
What will your main points be?
2. The body
What are your main points and
What is your supporting evidence
and information (sub-sub-topics)?
3. The conclusion
What were the main main points
of your speech, and what do you want the audience to remember?