school speech

Feel the excitement of delivering an amazing School Speech and feel the comfort of being supported by our speechwriters.

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Starting my journey

Why a School Speech?

School and School Contest Speeches need to be persuasive, interesting, and informative to make the right impact on your audience. A successfully written and delivered speech also allows the speaker to learn valuable skills, as well as feel the rush of succeeding at the contest itself! Public speaking plays a large role in the professional world, so developing skills as a speaker will prepare you for success along your journey. If your speaking occasion fits this space, then the School Speech is for you.

How do I do this?

Given the customisation required to create a well-written School Speech, our speechwriters will create the speech for you. Complete our School Speech Information Form here and follow the prompts. Once we have your information, we will get to work on your speech. We will get in touch with you via email, and after three rounds of editing, we will send you a personalised delivery guide and a final speech you can be proud to deliver.

What goes in the speech?

 

In your School Speech, we will strongly consider the following:

  • Your audience - who are you talking to and what do they like? Give this some thought and the audience will appreciate it. Remember - the speech is about the audience, not about you, and your job is to make them feel a particular way about your speech and its message.

  • A theme - what is the overall message you are trying to send through your stories and content? Nailing this down will help get the creative juices flowing when the time comes to think of stories. 

  • A "hook"- the very first words in your speech. A comment or story that grabs the audience’s attention immediately.

  • Type of speech – entertaining, educational or inspirational speeches require different types of content and techniques, and may require different content organisation. Providing an outline of the type of speech you are giving will help towards crafting the perfect speech for your event.

  • Time and place – An educational, evening speech might need to be shorter and snappier. A stage or open space might allow for different gestures and movements, whereas delivering your speech behind a lectern will not. As these elements can impact your delivery, crafting your speech effectively requires these details are understood and considered in your speech.

  • Your delivery - consider how you are delivering your speech. There may be times in your speech that you should vary your tone and volume, and times you should use gestures. These tools will help to get maximum impact, so consider this when you write your speech.

What if I get it wrong?

At SpeechForm, we believe your efforts to create a School Speech is not to just “get it done”, but make the speech enjoyable, memorable, and has people approaching you to sing their praises for your speech. After all, you will have put in a lot of effort. There is something special about making an impact on your audience, when you thought your sole job was just to “get through it”. Make sure to provide information relevant to the above points to ensure the audience gets was they expect from your speech. And always ask yourself - what am I trying to achieve with this speech? Keep that in mind as you collaborate with the SpeechForm team.

 

Remember to rehearse. This is a performance. The more you develop your speech and rehearse, the greater the impression you will make. Confidence through a well-written speech is great, but using your voice and your body effectively only comes through practice. 

 

Get it right, and you will leave a lasting impression that your audience will remember long after the event.

 

For more on how to write and deliver a speech, check out our Resources and Blog.

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Writing My Own

If you're comfortable writing your own speech, our tips will help you get a head start on your speechwriting journey.

 

Planning


Plan your speech by asking yourself:

  • What do you want to talk about?

  • Is this a factual report you want to make your audience aware of (i.e. researching a topic and giving your findings), or do you want to call your audience to take action?

  • How do you want to say it?

  • What message do you want to send to your audience? 

  • What do you want to achieve by talking about this topic?

 

Once you know what direction you want to take, move onto the Opening.

Opening

Your opening statement. This must be something that captures your audience's attention. You could use a quote, or a question, or a fact, or an interesting comment that makes your audience want to hear more. The Opening for a School Speech consists of one to three sentences only.


Example (note: these statistics are not accurate): Statistics tell us that 8 out of 10 people have used social media, and what's disturbing is that more than half of these people are affected negatively by social media at some point in their lives.

 


Body

The Body is where you will write most of your information. Select three or four, but no more, main points you want to talk about.
 

  • Point 1 - the first main point you want to talk about (example - facts about social media). Write two to three sentences about this point.

  • Point 2 - the second main point you want to talk about (example -  can we spot the signs of someone who is negatively affected by social media?). Write two to three sentences about this point.

  • Point 3 - the third main point you want to talk about (how do we deal with an affected person?). Write two to three sentences about this point.

Close

The Close is the summary of what you have talked about in your speech. 

 

  • It should be about three or four sentences only

  • You can close by referring back to your Opening, or you can close with a quote, a fact, even a question - anything that will leave your audience with something to remember.

 

Title

You can decide on a title after you write your speech. Consider what you are talking about and any interesting phrases within your speech to develop a catchy title. Also, consider creating a few titles and asking friends and family which title is the most interesting.

General things to look at

Once you have written all the sections as above, read through your writing. Now, correct, add, and remove anything you do or do not want to keep in the speech. When you read it, it should flow from one idea to the next. Be careful not to jump from one idea, move to another, then jump back to the previous idea. Keep the structure logical. Talk about one point, discuss it, finish it, and then move on to the next point.

Once you are happy with the structure, practice your speech out loud as many times as you can. The more you practice, the better prepared you will be. If you have a time limit to your speech, it is good to time yourself when practicing it. You might find that your speech is too long or too short. If so, either remove some of the content or add to it.

 

Good luck with your speech!
 

School Speech Includes

Save yourself some time and get maximum impact with a speech written by a pro

Complete speech document

Personalised Speech

Over three edits, we complete your School Speech, ensuring it is tailored to your audience type and all required speech elements are .

Delivery advice

Symbols within your speech provides quick instruction on using specific delivery techniques. Legend included for reference.

Speech notes

A Speech Notes document for use in rehearsal provides in-depth personalised guidance on using vocal variety and body language in your School Speech

What's the process?

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REVIEW

Using your information, our speechwriters will create your speech, ensuring correct grammar, flow, and structure

CONTACT

Our speech writers will get in touch via email to get further information and perfect your speech

DELIVERY

We'll email you your full speech along with a cover page and notes document containing personalised delivery advice

Ready to create your School Speech?