To be an effective public speaker, you must go through a process; every part of the speech making process is important. From choosing topics, creating an outline, and even presenting the speech. When you select a topic, it must fit the audience needs; for example, if you give a speech about traffic safety to a group of 5 year olds, you might discuss how to cross the street. However, the topic of traffic safety, if presented to a group of 50 year olds, might include defensive driving – and other extremely different sub-topics. The way in which the speech would be delivered would also be different. When presenting to 5 year olds, the use of animations and drawings may help to convey your message. When presenting to 50 year olds, you may include the use of statistics in your speech and provide concrete, real-world examples about traffic safety. This is a realistic approach to audience analysis.Brainstorm a topic for a speech and focus on two possible ways to deliver the speech. In your post, tell us your topic, purpose, and two audiences that you might deliver the speech to. Then, describe how the delivery would be different for each audience.
Here is an example of what the format of your initial post should look like:
- Topic: The Value of Higher Education
- Purpose: To inform the audience about the types of careers that require a college degree.
- Audiences: Junior High students; High School students.
- Describe how the speech content and presentation might differ for the two audiences.