Writing Speaker Introductions

Who likes hearing a speaker introduction that might as well be a speech itself? Pretty much no one. As with longer speeches, to be successful, introductions need to be planned and rehearsed. To help with the introduction writing process, here is a timeline of the process for writing mini speeches to introduce speakers. Two or three weeks…

How to Spice up a Boring Topic

As a speaker or speechwriter, you will not always have exciting topics that make it easy to keep the audience’s attention. Sometimes, you have to write and/or give a speech about something that, at least on a surface level, appears entirely dull. When this happens, do not feel discouraged. Even the most boring of topics…

How to Use Pop Culture in Speeches

This past weekend, I attended the PRSSA National Assembly in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During this annual event, PRSSA Chapter delegates elect the upcoming PRSSA National Committee. After watching numerous speeches (and delivering one of my own), I was inspired by how well some of my peers incorporated pop culture into speeches. With the help of…