Speech Writing

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Job Interviews
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Indian Institute of Management IIM

How should you introduce yourself in an interview?

Your self-introduction in an interview is an extremely important part of the entire time, especially if the job will be in management or sales.

You typically have about 20 or 30 seconds to introduce yourself. We call this 'the elevator speech'.

Eye contact is very important. You should engage, make eye contact, but not stare down or threaten the other person. The handshake is important, somewhat firm but not crushing. Posture is important. Remaining somewhat close, leaning slightly forward if distances permit, head up, shoulders balanced.

You should clearly say your name, what you do, what you would like to do, something that shows you know something about the business, and how you think you can help the person on the other side of the desk.

'My name is John Jones and I am an experienced problem solver for marketing departments. I know that you have an opening here in your West Coast Marketing Group, and I understand that you are concerned that your California advertising campaign is not producing as you expected. I have worked on several successful advertising campaigns and have had some great results in improving positioning. I know that I could step into this role and show you some progress from day one. Could I tell you more about what I have done?'

The elevator speech needs to be practiced and ready. You should be able to modify for circumstances. It should elicit interest in your portfolio, recommendations, CV or resume. It should not conflict with anything in your cover letter, application, or resume. It should not sound 'canned'; you have to be alive.

Some people suggest a point of humor or something more personal. Others suggest really emphasizing past success or business knowledge. You have to adapt the speech to your industry ... you can't make the same speech when interviewing for a counter job at Starbucks as you would be regional marketing manager for Ford.

Jobs & Education
Academic Writing
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How many pages in a 700 word essay - single space?

Approximately one full page, depending on the length of your words.

It's a little more than a page. Microsoft word has a word count feature, and keeps track of the numbers at the bottom of the window.

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Persuasive Speech

What are some sad Topics?

Someone dieing or somone battling cancer, getting hit by a car, losing a loved one, runing away... all that stuff

Word Games
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Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters
Crossword Puzzles

Four letter words that begin with o?

only once onto oust oaks oven over open okay oust oral odds omen owed owns

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Informative Speech
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Is dreams a good speech topic?

I'm afraid not... its too common, every speech has something to do with 'dreams' and frankly, people just wont buy it or are getting bored, so i suggest you choose a different topic.... hope i helped.


Actually, I think it's a good topic. I disagree with what the last person said, all speeches don't have something to do with dreams. I think it would be an interesting speech, but don't make it too personal or else people will get bored. Good luck!

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What are the features of a good speech?

The features of a good speech include many things, it depends on how old you are and how old your audience is going to be... If you could give a range of your audience's age such as... 5/15 15/20 20/30 etc. Then I could give you a list of websites and tips,

Cheers =)

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Business Communication
Public Speaking

Is communication a circular process?

Whether or not communication is a circular process depends on which model of communication best fits the particular communicative act you are discussing.

One of the earliest communication models is the Shannon-Weaver model, which is linear; a message is sent through a channel to a recipient, who does not provide any feedback. Obviously, this means that the communication is not circular. An example of this would be most televised broadcasts, like the president's speeches, as the viewer has few opportunities to provide feedback.

Later models of communication, however, added a mechanism for recipient feedback. In what is known as the transactional or circular model of communication, the receiver and recipient both send and receive messages, leading to both parties being renamed sender-receivers. This is a circular model of communication. An example of this is most interpersonal, face-to-face communication. You receive feedback from your conversation partner through their body language and verbal responses and so adjust your messages to fit that; your partner does the same.

Today, most communication tends to be seen as transactional, meaning that it is circular.

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What is meta verbal communication?

In spite of it's name, it means any communication that is non-verbal in nature.

Think of things such as body language, facial expression, even Tee-shirts that have art or a catchy phrase upon it.

From post-it notes to name tags , anything that expresses or conveys information in a way non verbal is "meta verbal communication".

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Is lunch ready convert in to indirect speech?

'when will be lunch ready?'

Travel & Places
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Informative Speech
Persuasive Speech

What are some good speech topics for an informative speech?

Informative Speech Topics

You should think about your own interests, hobbies, family, friends, activities, etc. for inspiration. If you choose something you really like, your speech will be much more interesting.

Any current event may be an opportunity to inform an audience. Also, an interesting hobby might make for a good topic for an informal informative speech. The most important thing is to know your audience, and speak on subjects they will find interesting. For example, a group of intellectuals may not find a speech about how to build a doghouse that interesting.

(For other ideas, see the related link.)

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Definition of verbal oral communication?

speech, talking, words cuming in the mouth

Literature and Language
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How do you give a nice introduction?

, how are you? Im (insert name here). smile when saying this.

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Informative Speech
Persuasive Speech

What is a good topic for a concept speech?

here ye here ye

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Self confidence comes from not always being right but not fearing to be wrong can some one give you a 3 min speech on this?

Self Confidence is basically having confidence in yourself. You dont always have to be right, self confidence comes in here about knowing you were wrong and learning from your mistakes and utilizing the mistake and turn it into an opportunity to help you in the long run, like my old teacher said Benjamin Franklin didn't event electricity on his first try, and neither will you.

History, Politics & Society
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How many ways can you start a speech?

There is no answer to this question beyond "indefinitely many". It's possibe at least in theory that for as long as English exists there will never be a speech that starts exactly the way some past speech started. And if any two speeches do begin exactly the same way, the second speaker is giving deference to the first, or possibly plagiarising.

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What do you include in your faction captain speech for school?

Swearing and tease the teachers alot and dont be nice to anyone.!

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Hindi Language and Culture

What is Hindi-Divas and when is it celebrated?

Hindi was adopted as the Official Language of the Union by the Constituent Assembly of India on 14th September, 1949. So, it is celebrated every year on the same date as Hindi-Divas. Still there is no national language of India. We resolve to make Hindi as 100% official language of India as well as National language of India on this day.

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Is Rocky has taken the picture passive voice or active?

The sentence is written in the present perfect tense. It is active voice because Rocky (the subject) has done something.

If you write "The picture was taken by Rocky" that would be passive voice.

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Sentence and Word Structure
Example Sentences

How do you use battle in a sentence?

and the battle commenced


Barack Obama
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Famous Speeches

Does President Obama write his own speeches?

Yes and no. Some of his best speeches during his political career as a senator were his creations; but he does not write them all exclusively any more. In fact, during his first term as president, Mr. Obama's chief speech writer was a young man named Jon Favreau. When he left in early 2013, the president found a new speechwriter, Cody Keenan. But throughout his political career, the president has taken a very hands-on approach to his speeches, collaborating with his speechwriter and offering his own revisions as well as making changes where necessary.

One of Mr. Obama's most famous speeches that garnered his early recognition as a great orator and politician on his way up, was given as the Keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He wrote at least 80% of that speech himself, according to Dan Shomon, political director of more than one of the previous Obama political campaigns. The following is from a 2005 profile article in the Columbia College Today newspaper about their alumnus, Barack Obama (see link below for the full article).

"More good fortune came in the form of the Kerry campaign inviting Obama to deliver the convention's keynote address. 'They wanted somebody to represent the diversity of the party, and people knew he was a good speaker,' Shomon said.

Obama is a natural and polished orator. What he has had to work on, those who know him say, are his one-on-one connections. During his eight years in the state senate, Obama spent more time with his constituents and learned to be an attentive listener, they say. Those skills were essential in connecting with statewide voters during the Senate campaign. Obama successfully appealed to inner-city blacks and suburban professionals as well as downstate farmers and factory workers. When he reached out to the state's rural areas, he was able to relate to the farmers there because 'those folks were very much like the grandparents from Kansas who raised him,' [David] Axelrod says.

Obama drafted the convention speech on paper during two nights in a hotel room during the campaign. He writes all of his speeches, bills and other important documents, according to Shomon. When Obama finished the draft of the speech, he faxed a copy to Axelrod, who says, 'I was reading it and handing each page to my wife, and my mouth was agape, because it was beautiful and profound. How many people in public life can write like this?' Axelrod says the consultants and the Kerry camp recommended few changes, and 80 percent of the final speech was the same as the original draft.

It was a hit..."

As the vast majority of speeches a President gives are "ordinary" - things like a "stump" speech while campaigning, or speeches to various groups while traveling - they tend to be both duplicated, and rather dull. The huge quantity of speeches that modern Presidents have to give (as many as a hundred or more a year), means that virtually all of them have traditionally been written by a speech writing staff. Major speeches, like the State of the Union, will be crafted by the chief speechwriter, but as mentioned before, Mr. Obama provides considerable input.

Speech Writing
Example Sentences

Naivete in a sentence?

Although the teen ager was extremely intelligent, many of her remarks did indicate her naivete on some subjects.

World War 2
Speech Writing
Society and Civilization

What is the changing roles of women in modern society in this mechanical world?

American women had very few employment options, usually secretaries. When women married they were typically encouraged to retire and become a housewife and raise any children they might have. During WWII (mostly single) women took the former positions of men that went to war, showing them that they could work as well as men in some cases.

Speech Writing
Declarative and Interrogative Sentences

What is a fixed ended question?

its a closed question. with only one answer.

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What job does not require oral communication?


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