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Mr. Jester's Speech Libguide


This type of speech is to provide descriptive information to an audience on an interesting subject area such as an organization, a significant place, a historical event, a process or an object or device.


(An organization)  Amazon

Amazon IconStonehenge ( A place)






(A historical event) - Hindenburg Disaster



                                                         (An object or mechanism) Nintendo Switch

Nintendo switch


The personal experience speech should have a specific purpose and make the audience think as well as feel. The speech could provide insight about people or could have a sense of morals.


I. Introduction: the setting of the experience

II. Body: the elements of the experience in chronological order

III. Conclusion: the significance of the experience


  • Overcoming your greatest fear
  • What super power you choose to have
  • The moment your life changed forever
  • A visitor you can't forget

A famous person speech is a brief biographical speech. An outline for this type of speech would include a list of major interests or events that shaped that person's life.  Significant factors to include in a famous speech can be a belief or attitude, childhood events, and talent. Remember to think about periods in their life and select events that support your judgment of the person.

  Pictured here: Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa LakotaSitting Bull

 A concept speech refer to ideas, beliefs, theories, attitudes, and/or principles. When speaking about concepts, you may have to find concrete ideas in order to make abstract ideas more relatable and real to your audience. Example topics of a concept speech: socialism, romanticism, academic freedom, and more. To prepare for such a speech think of the following steps:

  • Do research on your term, theory, idea (discover its origin).
  • Provide concrete examples to create an image in the minds of the audience
  • Give a brief history of the word, how the its meaning has changed over time and current meaning
  • compare or contrast the concept with other subjects that are relatable to the audience
  • Be objective in explaining the concept ( remain neutral)
  • Use proper citation or paraphrasing in your speech and work cited page


A thought-provoking speech is designed to inform the audience about an article from a credible news source or journal. Select an article that is inspiring, interesting, and meaty for your audience. Make certain that the author of the article draws responsible conclusions on the subject matter being discussed.

Example outline for a Thought-Provoking Speech 


1. Introduction

A. Gain Attention

B. Relate to Audience

C. Statement of Main Purpose

2. Body paragraphs - main ideas

3. Conclusion

             A. Summary of main ideas

             B. Closing remarks