Speeches to Motivate
Delivering motivating speeches is also a form of oral presentation. Motivational speeches can be called persuasive speeches which rouse such emotions and desires in an individual that he is inspired to take action. Before delivering motivational speeches, executives have to identify the motivation of the employees. Motivations are the inner urge an individual to that channelise him to work. Each individual has urge to work and management has to transform these urges and drives in realisation of organisational objectives. While preparing a speech for motivation, the speaker should keep in mind a few following things:
a. Recognise the need of audience.
b. Thinks over the driver i.e. the thing which can motivate people. Besides money, desire to earn name and fame or respect of others or to establish an image can be drivers.
c. Use of effective presentation skills will help the speaker to get a positive response from the audience.
d. Use of visual aids can maintain and revive audience interest.
e. Speeches to motivate should be delivered very effectively. Only a powerful and persuasive speech can motivate the audience. Thus, speakers have to master the art of delivery. An important way to acquire proficiency in speaking is to practice.
f. A speaker delivering a speech to motivate may have to face many questions and doubts from the audience. The success of his speech depends on handling questions effectively and confidently.
Characteristics and importance of a good speech:
A good speech must bear the following characteristics.
a. : A good speech should be clear to the audience or listener. A speech must be successful to attain its objective by making a clear expression.
b. : A good speech should be like a chat between two intimate friends. There should be perfect contact between speaker and audience.
c. : A good speech is lived in nature and contains concrete facts which are easy to understand.
d. : Audience on an average cannot concentrate more than fifteen to twenty minutes. So, speech should not be longer than this unless the audience wants more.
e. : A good speech is an interesting one which involves quotations, anecdotes and humor. Quotations should be original and anecdote should be new and brief. Whereas humors should be genteel with good taste.
f. : A good speech is always audience oriented. It considers the age, sex, religion, social and economic view of the listener and makes it communicative.
g. Beside the above criteria a good speech also bears quality like relevance of facts, timely presentation and objective orientation.