The Entertaining Speaker

#1 - The Entertaining Speech

Time: 5 - 7 minutes

    * Entertain the audience through use of humor and/or drama drawn from your personal experience.
    * Organize an entertaining speech for maximum audience impact.

#2 - Resources for Entertainment

Time: 8 - 10 minutes

    * Draw humorous and/or dramatic material from sources other than your own personal experience.
    * Adapt your material to suit your topic, your own personality and the audience.
    * Use entertaining material as a means of conveying a serious message.

#3 - Make Them Laugh

Time: 8 - 10 minutes

    * Prepare a humorous speech drawn from your own experience.
    * Strengthen the speech by adapting and personalizing humorous material from outside sources.
    * Deliver the speech in a way that makes the humor effective.

#4 - A Dramatic Talk

Time: 10 - 12 minutes

    * Develop an entertaining dramatic talk about an experience or incident, or give a dramatic reading.
    * Include vivid imagery, characters and dialogue.
    * Deliver the talk in an interpretive manner.

#5 - Speaking After Dinner

Time: 13 - 15 minutes

    * Prepare an entertaining after-dinner talk on a specific theme.
    * Deliver the talk extemporaneously, using the skills developed in the preceding entertainment projects.