How to Pick a Public Speech Topic : Organizing Information for Public Speaking

How to Pick a Public Speech Topic : Organizing Information for Public Speaking


OK. So you’ve done your research, right? You
know everything there is to know, and what everybody thinks out there about buying a
car – test driving, shopping around, and research. This is what you’re going to do next. Lay
it all out on the table. Now, you’re going to panic for a minute. You’re going to feel
overwhelmed. You’re going to be like where do I begin? OK. This is where you begin. Just
start putting it in three piles. Put the information that you have in three piles. Well, maybe
you’ve picked up a little stray information along the way. It doesn’t fit into one of
those three piles. Well that’s why this step is so important. OK. Put it all out in different
categories because what you’ve got to look at is do you have too much information? Do
you have enough information? Now, if you don’t have enough information, you may have to change
your topic. If you have too much information, you may have to cull your topic down. And
by that I mean maybe we can’t have all of these – test drive, shop around, research.
Maybe you have a pile like this of research on research. Right? And maybe you don’t really
have anything on shopping around. And you’ve got a little bit on test drive. All of a sudden,
maybe your speech becomes about researching buying a car. And you don’t even need those
other two. And that is why it is so critical to research it. Get the information. And then
take a look at what you have. Topics are always evolving. And great topics especially are
always evolving because you don’t want too much information. You don’t want not enough
information. So this was our foundation. But after we researched, we may not necessarily
stick with this.

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