Today, I’m thinking about how to complete one speech a month. I’ve been writing daily blog posts but now I want to start the process of building a speech every month and presenting it somewhere.
Where can I speak regularly?
As important as it is to present, my bigger issue is to come up with a plan to write speeches. I want to incorporate my speech preparation into my weekly blog schedule. My question is how would I do it, If I want to write a speech a month?
The goal is to go from nothing to a complete speech in 4 weeks of blog posts.
- Week 1: Outline of the topic and my goals
- Week 2: Rough Draft of the speech
- Week 3: Storyboard my speech (I’m debating if I want to do this if I’m not creating a slide deck but its a good exercise to create one for every speech if only to practice.)
- Week 4: Record my practice speech and review it.
If I could do this every month, I’ll be able to create twelve prepared speeches a year. Then I’ll just need to find venues to present each month.
My speech topic/goal for this month will be to complete a speech I’ve been dragging my feet on for sometime. The Toastmasters Competent Communication manual Speech 8: Getting Comfortable with Visual Aids. I’ve written a rough draft that I posted on this blog a few weeks ago. By next week, I need to storyboard the presentation to create a slide deck which I’ll post on this blog. In two weeks from today, I’ll record my practice speech and post it to this blog. After completing the process, I’ll find a venue and present the speech the following month.
My main goal by completing a year of speeches is that I want to speak at a TEDx event next year.
This year is all about creating and shipping.