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Segue Writing Part 3 – How to Include Transitions, Learn by Example

by Transition From Sail to Steam

We touched on various ways we could include transitions in our previous article, How to Write a Segue. That was already a long article, and we didn’t go into very much detail regarding transitions. Now’s our chance to give an example of how to use each of those ten transitions in a speech. In this article, I […]

Segue Writing Part 2 – Rhetorical Questions

by FAQ - The ultimate source of rhetorical questions

Rhetoric is a literary device that is as old as history itself. Rhetoric, and by extension, rhetorical questions were first created as works of art and education by the great ancient Greek philosophers, particularly Aristotle. A rhetorical question is most easily made by taking a statement and turning it into a question. Quite often, a […]

Segue Writing Part 1 – Foreshadowing

by Segue Writing: Foreshadowing: Like giving a hint of a secret

Segue writing is the most searched term on this site.  Earlier this year, we wrote an article introducing the concept of the segue, and gave some insight on how to write a segue. That article was just a quick introduction and glossed over the details of segue writing. This is the first in a series […]

How to Write a Segue

by Segways

When writing a speech, often you will have several points to discuss all of which are connected to the theme of your speech.  When passing from one point to another it is important to make a smooth transition.  This smooth transition is called the segue (pronounced seg-way) Transitions can be made in a large number of ways.  Mostly […]

Prepare With This 4 Step Speech Editing Technique

by Editing

Writers often say, ‘editing begins with the second draft’. What they mean by this is you write the entire rough draft before you change anything.  With the speech editing technique in this article you’ll be guided through a process from your first draft to your last, and make changes at different levels of the speech. It […]

How to write the conclusion for your speech

by Chequered Flag

The conclusion of a speech is the last thing people will hear, so give them something to remember you by.  A conclusion is one of the easiest things to write, but one of the hardest to write well. A conclusion is a good tool to let your audience know that you are at the end […]

How to Write the Body of Your Speech in 3 Steps

by The Body

For us everyday people, without paid speech writers on hand, we are often at a loss on where to begin writing our speeches.  The body of your speech contains all the material you want to cover, and often people feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to put everything together. Don’t despair, like anything in life, […]

How to Write an Introduction for Your Speech

by The long road ahead

When writing a good coherent speech it is important to maintain a good structure using an introduction, body and conclusion. Without this basic structure, a speech becomes hard to understand at best, and a test of the audience’s endurance at worst. The introduction sets the tone for your speech, and is the first thing that […]