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How to Write a Speech


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Speech Introduction
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The introduction of the informative speech should contain an attention-grabber, followed by a statement about your topic. It should end with a strong transition into your body section.

As an example, we’ll look at a template for an informative speech called "African-American Heroines." The length of your speech will depend on the amount of time you have been allotted to speak.

The red section of the speech above provides the attention-grabber. It makes the audience member think about what life would be like without civil rights.

The last sentence states directly the purpose of the speech and leads into the speech body.

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