In class this week, we were asked to create a draft of a speech for our client and visuals to accompany it. The speech was to be specific to an event for our client and have purpose and meaning.
As soon as I begin brainstorming, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Since so much of my material has featured my clients “sidelines”, I wanted this speech to emphasize another aspect of the team, their journey to UCA Nationals.
Every December, there is a “nationals showcase” to showoff the team’s routines before they head off to Florida to compete. I figured this would be the perfect event for my speech, to be delivered by the head coach.
This speech would reflect the team’s hard work and commitment, goals for the competition, and values they strive to portray. I will especially emphasize these values and explain the positive impact they will have on a national stage.
After drafting an outline and some ideas, I was overall happy with how my work came out, and I cannot wait to continue to develop this speech into one that is meaningful and inspirational.
This assignment taught me that when you have such a great opportunity to speak in front of so many others, you must make the message strong, not only in structure but in content. The message must reach farther than just the basics, and really ignite a spark in the audience. I will definitely apply these ideas to all of my future assignments.