Whether you are a politician, lobbyist, commercial designer or a college student who has to deliver a speech, you must be able to appeal to your audience. Starting with an attention grabbing thesis is a great way to capture your target audience’s attention. When preparing a speech, the speaker needs to keep his or her audience in mind and make sure he or she has a perfectly crafted thesis statement.
One of the biggest flaws a speaker can have is not being able to hold the audience’s attention. I am talking about this topic because in less than a week our class will begin to give speeches about commercials. I for one am nervous about this undertaking so I thought I would write about an important facet of public speaking—using a solid thesis to grab the listeners’ attention.
Not only will a well prepared, well thought out thesis be imperative to a grabbing an audience’s attention, it will also help them understand the point you are trying to get across. In class, we looked at several examples of written speeches. With the good speeches we were able to quickly understand what the writer/speaker was talking about and the thesis grabbed our attention (well at least mine). Having my audience’s attention will make my presentation go so much easier than if they were bored out of their minds.
So as we make our final preparations on our speeches, it is essential that we use a good thesis. It is also important that we establish our thesis in the beginning and not in the middle or end of the speech. Without a carefully prepared thesis, our audience will not have the foggiest clue about what message we are trying to get across. This thesis will need to be delivered quickly and have a clear and concise point that everybody will be able to understand.