There are many ways that you can influence people by public speaking, but in the first instance you need to have a formula that follows a logic. This month, I will share some ideas on how to put together a formula which works for you, and help guide you to make a great speech, influence people, and get them to focus on some sort of action post speech.
Step one: Plan your outline
State your facts
Argue from them
Appeal for action
Step 2: Pick your formula
Show something that is wrong
Show how to fix it
Ask for co-operation
Here is a situation that should be remedied
We should do this about the situation
You should be able to help for these reasons
This month's speech plan
Get the audience’s attention by making a profound statement
State your facts, educate people regarding the merits of your proposition
Appeal to the senses that make men/women act
A speaker must be a master of his subject.
That means all the facts have to be collected, arranged, studied, digested – all of it. You must argue from both sides not only data from one side but material on the other side. Be sure that they are facts and not mere assumptions or unproven assertions.
You will need to verify every item. Having assembled and marshalled the facts of any problem, think out for yourself the solution those facts compel. This will make your speech have originality and personal input, it will be vital and compelling. You will be in it. Lastly, write out your ideas as clearly and logically as you can.