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Have them REMEMBER Your Speech!

Updated: Oct 29, 2023


You want your audience to remember your message!

Here’s how to make that happen:


Start with a strong opening: Begin your speech with a compelling anecdote, a thought-provoking question, a surprising fact, or a powerful quote. This will grab your audience’s attention from the get-go and make them more likely to remember what follows.


Tell stories: We are wired to respond to stories. Incorporate relevant, engaging, and preferably, personal stories into your speech to make your points more relatable and memorable. Stories evoke emotions and help create a connection with your audience, enhancing their ability to remember the key messages.


Use visual aids: Visual aids such as slides, props, or videos can significantly enhance the memorability of your speech. People tend to remember information better when it’s presented visually. They literally “see” what you want to convey. Create impactful and visually appealing visuals that support your key points and make them easier to remember.


Keep it clear, concise, and focused: Have your talk well-organized and easy to follow. Avoid unnecessary jargon and complex language that may confuse or bore your audience. You don’t impress people with words they don’t know. You make them feel stupid and they will tune you out!


Utilize repetition: We learn through reinforcement, so repeat key points or phrases throughout your speech to strengthen them in your audience’s minds. Repetition can help solidify important ideas and make them more memorable. However, be careful not to overdo it, as excessive repetition can become monotonous.


Incorporate audience participation: Engage your audience by involving them in your speech. Ask questions, encourage discussions, or conduct interactive activities that relate to your topic. When people actively participate, they become more invested in the content and are more likely to remember it.


Use humor: Humor can be a powerful tool for making your speech memorable. It lightens the atmosphere, captures attention, and makes your message more enjoyable. Ensure your humor is appropriate and relevant to the topic.


End with a strong conclusion: “The last thing you say and do will be the first thing the audience remembers.” Finish your speech with a memorable conclusion that summarizes your key points and leaves a lasting impression. Consider using a memorable quote, a call to action, or a thought-provoking statement that encourages reflection.


Practice and deliver confidently: Rehearse your speech multiple times to become comfortable with the content and delivery. My BEST TIP for Practicing is HERE. Confidence in your delivery can significantly impact how well your speech is received and remembered.

Capturing and retaining people’s attention is a complex task. Utilize these strategies that increase your chances of creating a memorable speech and it will be absolutely, positively – NO SWEAT!

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