Independence Day is near and if you have been given the honour to deliver a speech, there can't be a better opportunity to grab! This is the day when you can show your audience what kind of attention grabber you are and how you could make your crowd stay glued to your speech. It is common to feel a tad bit nervous, But that's okay, chillax and muster that vigour to give out something worthy enough for people to remember you.
Having gulped in all the aspirations to deliver an unforgettable speech, what could you actually talk about to do that? Here are a set of tips and ideas for you to follow while preparing that memorable rendition.
Time your speech
Although you are very enthusiastic and you have so much to say, remember that people have a very short concentration span and you must make the best use of their time by timing your speech short and crisp.
Make headings, sub headings and pointers but let the delivery be in a casual conversation mode rather than just a read aloud. Practice your speech once before the mirror and then refresh it before the August 15th morning.
Now this being the most important point, here is an order in which you could phrase your speech
- Why independence day is important
- About one or many courageous freedom fighters
- How students must lead their life or the essence of what we must learn from the hardwork of the freedom fighters
- Importance of freedom and responsibility
- Vision for the future
- Thank the audience for their attention
Attention grabbing techniques
In your speech, you could embed some of the following
- Interaction by asking questions to the audience
Freedom Fighters to refer
Gandhi and Nehru have been enough spoken of. Try telling the world about the stories of the less spoken leaders like
- Subash Chandra Bose
- Bhagat Singh
- Veera Pandya Katta Bomman
- Sardar Vallabhai Patel
- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- Maulana Azad
First, make it a point to speak something that you would enjoy listening to and display empathy. Even though you are nervous, put up a confident face and begin your speech and the rest would follow. Also, keep in mind the age group of the students that you would be speaking to and write down a lecture that they would understand even though you would like to tell great things. Be aware of the people and situation around you and do your preparation accordingly. All the best!
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