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  • Selecting Your TopicThe Better Speaker Series274

  • Two Sources1Personal ExperienceInterestsCareerFamilyEducation

  • Two Sources2Reference MaterialWeb sitesBooksMagazinesNewspapers

  • Get Inspired3Write it down!

  • Narrow Your SelectionHow many people will attend?What is their age range?Will they already be familiar with the subject or will you need to carefully define basic terms and concepts?Does your audience have similar education, interests, backgrounds and experiences?4Your Audience

  • Narrow Your SelectionDoes the event have a theme?When are you scheduled to speak during the program?What will happen after your speech?5The Occasion

  • Narrow Your SelectionDo you have enough enthusiasm and interest in your topic to capture the audiences attention?Do you have the knowledge base required to present such a topic?Will they accept you as an authority?6Your Own Abilities

  • Narrow Your SelectionIs the topic specific enough for the time allotted?Do the sub-points support the topic and add to the speech?What can be cut from the body of the speech?7Be Specific

  • 8ConclusionPersonal Experience + Resources + Consideration = An Excellent Speech Topic!