Sample Motivational Speech Topic Outline

Motivational speech topic outline for an inspirational oral on communication skills in watermanagement and getting people into action for a cause. This interactive outline is based on the famous Monroe's Motivated Sequence.

I have developed a slightly different version.

And I called it Motivating By Interaction With Your Public Speaking Audience. Finetune the example public speaking outline below and make any adjustments where needed.

SAMPLE GOAL AND CENTRAL IDEA - To motivate the public to apply more powerful communication skills in watermanagement. Do you remember the importance? The aim of encouragement public speaking is to change people.

E.g. their behavior or beliefs in some way. Do strengthen their commitment and at least get them to agree with your proposal or alternative.

TITLE - Summarize the bottomline in one powerful and clear sentence. That is your catalyst statement. Use it as a base for creating an interest arousing title.

  • Get the immediate attentention of your public by giving a practical case of BAD communication in water management. It has to fully symbolize BAD communication. Pick a case that the public immediately will recognize.

  • Ask the audience what they think exactly is wrong in your example case. Interact with them. Invite them to tell about experiences in similar situations.
  • Now tell where, when and how you think it went wrong in your example.

  • Summarize the problems and negative effects of the example. Use some ironic terms to bring your motivational speech topic to life.

  • Tell that you are going to show them how they can turn this case into Powerful Good Communication. And thereby many other pratical situations.

  • Briefly list solution skills. Just tease what's coming up. E.g. use the repetition figure of rhetorica:

    I will show you amazing ways to enhance your personal and professional relationships through proper listening. I will show you how to handle difficult communication situations with very little effort and a great deal of effectiveness.

    I will learn you how to ask the right questions that will turn any challenging situation into an effective conversation.
    I will learn you how to achieve any goal or task using my simple methods.

  • Now briefly establish why you are the expert. Professional background, special skills, expertise. If you represent an organization, describe it in two or three lines.

    State that Good Communication is a vital part of a watermanagement.
  • Explain the details of your methods and skills on for example simple Powerpoint sheets.

  • Tease the main features, aspects and benefits. Tell your public what's in it for them.

  • Demonstrate the workability and practicality step by step. Give concrete examples of setting and achieving goals. E.g. response, action, information.

    Use the bad-good sequence to explain how they can achieve these goals. Ask if they agree with your more specified advocacy, and if they recognize it in their professional lives.

  • State a clear easy to remind bottomline/slogan of each step.

  • Refer to successful implementation in other organizations. Show catchy positive effects for each method: time, money and productivity benefits.

  • Ask the public for communication difficulties in their own working environment. Apply your skills on those practical situations of the audience.

    Look for common ground between the message in this specimen and the needs of your audience. Keep interacting on issues related to your motivational speech topic.

    See if they nod. Give little advices on situations they describe. Let them know how you practice your techniques.

    Mix in special or unusual experiences. Wave in facts and figures, and expert testimonies that prove your views.

  • Ask them if they have similar thoughts and experiences they would like to discuss in public after you have spoken. Please do save these ideas for the Q and A session afterwards.
  • Recommendate an easy step by step procedure for implementing the skills in daily communication situations. Show a summary of the required actions and steps on a sheet.

    Make a hand out of the main steps. Keep interacting, answer their questions on related motivational speaking topics.

  • Conclude on effective and convincing communication in watermanagement with a powerful, enthusiastic and positive appeal to implement your ideas in one powerful sentence.

Tip: Enrich this sample outline with some interaction. That will help them to motivate themselves and to fully understand your motivational speech topic.

Really good communication is a two-way communication. Ask questions, think about rhetoric, like Socrates show us how to - and invite your listeners to react on teasing statements, ask for personal experiences.

Wave in your own and their experiences. Let them apply the solutions you propose to their own experiences and communication processes right on the spot.