How to Write a Speech Template

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If your career requires you to perform a fair amount of public speaking, you likely write speeches frequently. While each speech needs to be tailored to the event or cause, the basic format of your speeches is probably standard. By creating a template for your speech writing needs, you can cut down on time spent in the process. A template is a pattern that defines how a document, such as a speech, should be written.

Things You'll Need

  • Word processing program

Instructions

  1. Open a word processing program such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Open a new blank document.

  2. Type a Roman numeral "I" followed by a period onto the first line of the document. Enter the word "Introduction."

  3. Enter a new line and press the "Tab" key. Type in "A," "B" and "C" followed by the type of text that should be entered at each paragraph. For example, "A" might be an anecdote, quote or joke to capture the audience's attention; "B" might include the purpose for the speech; and "C" might be a quick summary of what you will be speaking about.

  4. Enter Roman numerals "II," "III," "IV" and so on. Type "First Main Point" following "II," "Second Main Point" following "III" and so on for all the main points of a speech.

  5. Save the speech template as either a document or a template. To use it, open the template, save it with the name of the speech being written and type over the template items.

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