CHAPTER 2

Organizing a Speech

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TIP 9: Use an organizing framework to make it easy for an audience to grasp the message.

The Competent Communication manual, the starting point in the Toastmasters communications track, provides a fairly comprehensive set of frameworks for structuring speeches, including topical, spatial, causal, comparative, problem-solution, and chronological. Each framework is best suited for one or more of the four general purposes of informing, persuading, entertaining, and inspiring. The most important consideration is choosing a framework that makes it easy for your audience to grasp your core message.

TIP 10: Use the topical ...

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