Students compose different pieces of writing. However, they likewise have assignments that should be executed orally. Of course, you have already understood what we mean. This is the making of a speech. Speechmaking is one of the pretty tough challenges. It combines at least two learning skills – writing and speaking. Firstly, you should compose a speech and only afterward, perform before the public. In addition, we should mention reading comprehension. It’s better to read several books, guides and samples about speechmaking and topics related to your theme. Therefore, this kind of academic assignments is quite complicated.
Many people experience great fear before the public. Therefore, even a well-planned speech may get messy due to overly high nervousness. We understand this issue and believe that you can overcome it. Firstly, you should win over your own fears. Secondly, if you compose a perfect speech your fears will fade away just because you know that your speech is actually great.
This guide provides effective tips and recommendations used by professional speechwriters. We have chosen an informative speech. This assignment is commonly given for speaking classes as one of the first speeches. The definition is very simple. You should choose a certain topic and provide interesting information to cover it. In most cases, teachers and professors allow their students to make their own choice. Therefore, this part is beneficial. You are welcome to discuss whatever you wish. Even some fun themes will do.
The Main Things to Consider
In order to write a professional informative speech from scratch, you should undertake several essential steps.
- Select a speech topic. You’re free about topic selection. This is a huge advantage because you will be able to select a topic, which is well-known to you and thus, will be more enthusiastic about. Your topic should be interesting and informative. You may some humor as well. If you struggle with your topic selection, we have a few ideas for you: my favorite hobby, the food we should consume, the best sport for me, why we need pets, how to protect our environment, effective measures to reduce the number of crimes, the importance of technology in our life, how to strengthen relations with parents, the influence of social media on teenagers, how to get rid of bad habits etc.
- Research your topic. The next step is to decide what exactly to cover. For example, you wish to write about technology in our life. This is a very broad topic. Narrow it. Research your topic. Review it from different angles and note all the ideas that occur to your mind. Afterward, make a choice among them. For example, “Main Advantages of Technological Progress”. This variant is a great choice because it is interesting for most audiences, especially for young people.
- Write a good attention-grabbing line. Begin your speech with a great opener. Grab the attention of your readers with something captivating and original. Don’t write that technology provides us with multiple conveniences. This is quite obvious. Instead of such boring sentences write something like this “Technology can make us better and smarter. We won’t be so smart and quick if it is taken away from us instantly”. After you get the attention, implement a thesis statement. It should be brief and informative. Discover the main purpose of your project. “With this project, I wish to prove how helpful technology is and why it has become an inevitable part of our everyday life”.
- Fill the main plot with effective key points. The main plot develops your thesis. It should contain several key points that prove your idea. Make your speech like the one which flows. Make smooth transitions and connect them to one another. Depending on our topic, we should operate with facts that are closely related to the main question. You may highlight advantages of technology for our convenience, self-development, improvement of life in general, enhancement of knowledge, productivity at work, and simple entertainment. Yes, technological progress also serves as a great medium of fun to help us unwind from time to time. A stress-relieving option improves our mental health. Don’t forget about the examples. Thus, you may write “Thanks to technological inventions factories and plants throughout the globe create products in a record period of time. This helps to satisfy the needs of customers and improves economic conditions”. Afterward, you may add some statistics about how the general well-being of Japan or China improved now compared to 1950-ies.
- Make a brief synopsis. Make a concise conclusion. Restate your main viewpoint and interpret the results you’ve received. Give your personal evaluation to your research. “I think, technology is our friend and we should never deny its importance…”
Additional Points to Consider
There are some other important prompts we wish to share with you. Take into your consideration the following points:
- Consider your style. Learn all the demands of the assigned style. Typically, this is APA or MLA.
- Revise your paper. Reread your speech several times to make sure that there are no mistakes. Ask other people to read too for more dependable results.
- Practice. Make a speech in front of the mirror, as well as ask somebody to listen to it.
Stick to our tips and you will sufficiently enhance your chances to receive the highest grade. They are not that difficult to follow. Dedicate time, craft a plan and follow it.
2021 UTME: Lagos Candidates Want Security Beefed Up Around School
Candidates writing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have called on the government and other stakeholders to strengthen security around schools so as not to jeopardise quest for education.
The candidates were expressing their concerns in separate interviews with The Tide source shortly after the day-one of the examination in some centres visited in Lagos.
Our correspondent reports that about 1.5 candidates registered for the examination organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), which would be conducted in 758 centres across the country.
Miss Emmanuela Onah, who said she hoped to study Medicine at the
Babcock University in Ogun, said that she was looking forward to an excellent performance at the examination.
Onah is, however, worried about the increasing level of insecurity bedeviling the country.
According to her, the increasing attack on schools is becoming worrisome and could affect the zeal for the quest for knowledge acquisition among children of school age.
Another candidate, Chidera Mbagwu, remarked that education was the right of every child and, therefore, the need for government to do everything possible to improve facilities and other learning aids in schools, especially the universities and polytechnics.
She noted that constant attacks on schools by gunmen must be confronted headlong if the country must realise its quest for accelerated development.
Hoping to study Law, Mbagwu was optimistic that the issue of security in the country generally would improve soon in order to restore normalcy in every sector of the economy.
“Right now, I have just taken the examination but my hope and prayer is for all these kidnappings and killings, both in and outside school environment, to stop because it is threatening our existence as a people and dampening our quest for higher learning,’’ she said.
Paula Wilson, another candidate who sat for the examination, emphasised the need for governments at both the state and local government levels, to partner the Federal Government in building skills acquisition centres in all schools across the country.
“For me, I think gone are such days when people used to rely heavily
on their academic qualifications to make it in life.
“All that have changed now, going by the situations we find ourselves in now.
“I want to urge governments, at all levels, to assist us in the
direction of skills so that we can engage ourselves meaningfully and
be able to fend for ourselves, without waiting for any job
“This, to my belief, will go a long way in reducing poverty,
unemployment, restiveness and other vices among youths,’’ she stated.
ASUU Threatens Industrial Action Over Non-Payment Of Members’ Salaries
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has threatened to embark on an industrial action if the 13 months’ salaries of over 1,000 of its members across the country are not paid.
Chairman, University of Jos chapter of the union, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, who stated this in a statement on Saturday, in Jos, added that the Federal Government had also withheld the check-off dues of the affected members.
He accused Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of Federation (AGF) for systematically denying the lecturers their remuneration, even after government and the union had reached an agreement on non-victimisation of its members following their last strike.
The chairman alleged that the affected members were being threatened to either enrol into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform, or have their salaries withheld.
He explained that despite the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari, that members of the union be paid their full remuneration, the AGF had denied the affected union members their pay, in complete violation of the terms of the agreement signed between the union and government.
Maigoro said that the office of the AGF had continued to feed the public and some sections of government with false reasons over the matter, such as incorrect BVN numbers, incorrectly spelt names and their sequential arrangement, among others.
He, however, added that such excuses were not tenable, because the bursary departments of their various institutions had submitted the names severally to the authorities, but the problem had continued to persist.
“ASUU wants to bring to the attention of the Nigerian public the deliberate, systematic and unpatriotic actions of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, on the future of education in Nigeria.
“ Idris, from all intent and purposes, is bent on withholding the salaries of over 1,000 members of ASUU spread across the country, with more than 100 of such lecturers being members of our branch at the University of Jos.
“This is simply because they participated in the last strike and refused to enrol in the much discredited IPPIS, despite the non-victimisation clause signed in the Memorandum of Action (MoA) that led to the suspension of the strike in December 2020.
“Despite the directive given by Mr President to pay the salaries of all lecturers, the AGF has refused to pay their salaries, for periods ranging from four to thirteen months, respectively.
“More worrisome is the fact that while the AGF is refusing to pay the salaries, his staff are busy calling the affected lecturers and insisting they have to register with IPPIS before they are paid; some are even asked to forfeit a part of their salaries in order to be paid. So, it is very clear that this is a deliberate act on the part of the AGF and his staff.
“Many of our members at the University of Jos have not been paid salaries from February 2020 to date. How they are expected to go to the classroom and teach beats my imagination.
Maigoro also said that the inability of government to pay other allowances, such as sabbatical, visiting, part time and contract staff was also destroying the university system in the country.
“Apart from the refusal to pay the salaries of our members, the lack of payment of allowances of sabbatical, visiting, part-time, contract staff is further killing the federal universities in Nigeria, and this is all because of IPPIS.
“We hope that whatever decision the union takes, will not be misconstrued by the Nigerian public, especially seeing the seeming silence of the public and the government over the complete violation of our 2020 MoA,” he said
Maigoro called on President Buhari to wade into the matter, in order to save the affected members, as well as the future of education in Nigeria.
Cleric Cautions On Students’ Access To Social Media
Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Bishop David Oyedepo, last Friday called for urgent steps to check students’ unfettered access to social media.
“We must wake up from our slumber to deal with this monster. It unconsciously robs people of their future by robbing them of their time,’’ Oyedepo, said at the 7th Convocation of the institution.
He was speaking on: “Combating the challenge of education without integration.’’
“This social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny of most youths today. What is supposed to be a plus has suddenly become a major minus.
“This is because everything of value delivers through investment of time.
“Suddenly, we are faced with a generation on the wrong side of history; the honour of this generation has been wiped off,’’ the Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, said.
Oyedepo stressed that social media content that did not add value should be restricted.
“They chat all day with no time left to think, plan, programme and engage productively in the pursuit of any task.
“Many youths spend less than 10 to 20 per cent of their time on their tasks per day. They can never match a generation that spends 70 per cent to 80 per cent of their time on their tasks.
“We must device means to put a check on free access to social media particularly those that are not adding values.’’ he insisted.
Oyedepo advised parents of the graduating students to give them free hand to develop themselves to become self-sufficient and self-reliant.
“Give your sons, daughters, or wards the opportunity to develop their wings, and I know that many will soar much higher than their parents,’’ he said.
In a keynote address, Mr Alphonsus Inyang, Group Managing Director of a private company expressed the need for the country to pursue and promote agriculture that is knowledge driven and fully mechanised.
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