Paper: The Focused Audience and the Importance of the Effective Speech

Sticking to the main topic will help a speechwriter reinforce his position toward the topic, and send out a stronger message. Failing to remain on topic can result in the audience becoming confusing and inaccurate, and will often loose the focus and interest of the audience. The audience may not know what fact go with what topics. Sticking to the main topic will help one become a good speechwriter. Knowing the audience will help a one become a better speechwriter. Knowing how big the audience is going to be is important because it is easier to keep a small group of people focused and entertained than it is a large one. A large audience means that a speechwriter will have to offer bigger value to the speech. A large audience also means that there could be a much larger variety of people. For example, if one has a audience of mostly men and women then use a topic that they will both enjoy listening to. For example cooking, fitness, or travel is a good choice because both men and women like to cook, stay in shape, and travel to places. If there is going to be mostly men then talk about a topic like vehicles or sports. If the audience is going to be mostly women then talk about fashion or literature. One would also want to know the age range of the audience. Whether the audience will be seniors, adults, children, or a variety of them all. For the most part seniors and adults are both relatively interested in the same topics. So, one would want to talk about education or politics. For children a good topic may be music, movies, or even drugs or alcohol. If there is going to be a large group of children then that means that they will be easily distracted. It would be best to use a video or humor to keep them interested. Knowing the audience is a third technique that one can use to improve his speechwriting skills....