How do you find content for your speech or presentation? A treasure trove of content is waiting to be discovered in your everyday personal or professional life. Your own experiences, even if they seem “ordinary” to you, can be a great source of relatable, entertaining and authentic content. Consider how you might incorporate stories you’re already naturally sharing with your family, friends, and colleagues. In this brief sample from FrippVT, I introduce a few basic techniques to help you start to create original, vivid stories from your own life experiences:
- What incident or situation this week has compelled you to talk about it at work or at the dinner table?
- What story makes your friends and coworkers laugh when you relate it?
- What is an average day for you? Observe and describe what happens as you go through an average day in your life.
More to Help You with Speech Content
“Developing Good Original Content… What on Earth Do I Talk About?,” “How to Organize Your Speech – Focus on The Basics (FrippVT Video),” “Your Everyday Life Is Your Best Source for Stories (FrippVT Video)” and “Do You Tell Your Own Stories? Why and How to Create Original Stories” are just a few of the many complimentary resources available on Fripp.com to help you create and organize your content.
If you want to become a great speaker easily, conveniently, and quickly, FrippVT can help. Take a complimentary test drive of this interactive, web-based platform and enjoy three free chapters on Stories, Openings and Sales: http://frippvt.com
“For the past five years, you have helped me design, script, and deliver all my important presentations. Each year the Blue Diamond Growers meeting is very important. Each year the events and my speeches get better. Thanks to your speech coaching help this year, I had growers tell me it was the best President’s speech ever given at Blue Diamond! There were dozens of comments saying my speech was a great balance of humor and information. Thank you for making it great!”
– Mark Jansen, President, Blue Diamond Growers
Executive Speech Coach and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Patricia Fripp works with individuals and companies who realize that powerful, persuasive presentation skills give them a competitive edge.