Learning Objectives Learn about the main structural elements of a speech- opening, body and conclusion. Learn to control the length of each of these elements and make the transitions between them smooth. Learn about the cognitive limitations of the audience when listening to a speech. Pre-requisites Having completed the first three projects Elements Microphone: May be used Notes: May be used Presentation Software: Must not be used Lectern / Podium: May be used Time Part 1 Speech 8 min 9 min 10 min Analysis 4 min 5 min 6 min Part 2 Speech 5 min 6 min 7 min Project Outline This is a two-part project, to be done in two meetings (not necessarily consecutive) For the first part, you need to do a Speech Analysis of a selected speech for structure. For the second part, you need to prepare and deliver a speech that has a clear opening, body and conclusion. The opening and the conclusion must be clearly distinguishable from the body and the speech should flow smoothly from one to another, using transitions. Roughly speaking, the opening and the conclusion should take no more than 20% of the whole speech. The opening should be strong, capture the attention of the audience and immediately address the question "What will I get from your speech?" The body should also be structured into a set of sub points - up to a maximum of five, that follow one of the basic orderings: Chronological ordering (sub points are ordered chronologically and follow a time pattern) Spatial ordering (sub points are ordered spatially and proceed in a particular direction - along a path ortop to bottom / bottom to top ) Causal ordering (sub points are ordered in pairs in such a way that they show a cause - effect relationship) Faceted or Topical ordering (sub points address different and independent aspects of the issue) Problem/Solution ordering (sub points are ordered in pairs in such a way that each pair shows a problem and a solution to that problem) The closing should be strong, summarize the main pointsof the speech and conclude with a specific "call to action" or last key message or thought as a take-away. Project Description (In Progress) Evaluation Card Part 1 - Speech Analysis Part 2 - Speech Delivery Tips and Hints ... External Resources ... Note: Please always check with the official Agora Speakers International Wiki for the latest versions of the educational projects.