Learning Objectives Learn about the different types of speeches Learn about the importance of having a single key message in a speech Learn about the importance of addressing the needs of the audience as soon as possible. Learn about the difference between the general purpose of a speech and its key message. Pre-requisites Having completed the previous projects in the Basic Educational Path. Elements Microphone: May be used Notes: May be used Presentation Software: Must not be used Lectern / Podium: May be used Time Main Speech 5 min 6 min 7 min Project Outline The goal of this project is to prepare and deliver a speech of one of the four main types : informative, persuasive, entertaining (or special occasion) and technical / demonstrative. The speech should have one key or central message that should act as a take-away, and the rest of the speech should be built in support of that central message, with a "general purpose" acting as a connecting thread throughout the whole speech. The core message should be supported by two or three points of roughly equal importance and time. The opening of the speech should address the audience's question "What is in for me?" "Why should I listen to you?" in the first minute, preferably first 30 seconds. The closing should act as a wrap up, summarizing the main points and reinforcing the core message. If there's a lectern or podium, this is the last speech that can be done behind it. Project Description (In Progress) Evaluation Card Main Speech Tips and Hints ... External Resources Youtube: TED's secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson Note: Please always check with the official Agora Speakers International Wiki for the latest versions of the educational projects.