Do you deliver a speech or make a speech?

Some of us prepare meticulously for every speech and presentation we give. We deliver our speech.

Others just know their key points, and improvise around them. We make the speech as we go.

Just like learning styles, neither style is wrong, and they often stem from our personality type and past experience of speaking in public.

This post is here simply to highlight the difference between the two.

Speech deliverer versus speech maker.

If we don’t understand which we are, we’re probably trying to make certain text-book ways of writing and giving speeches work for us, when our core speaking style isn’t designed for this.

If we know whether we are a speech deliverer or a speech maker, then we know how best to write, how best to rehearse and how best to deliver our presentations.

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Rich Watts is the UK Business Speaker of the Year and a past JCI National Public Speaking champion. He setup and now runs Rich Public Speaking providing presentation skills and public speaking training.

One response on “Do you deliver a speech or make a speech?

  1. Stella Marshall

    I agree – less is more. A good drama (The Escape Artist!)also allows you to do this and has already sparked my imagination to work out the end plot. Like your CV it should be an appetiser – not an autobiography!

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