What makes a speech outstanding?
It depends who you ask. Some might say storytelling. Some might say getting emotion out of an audience. Some still may say an outstanding speech must be informative. There is merit in all of this.
However, as a coach, I've seen speeches that have had stories, moments of emotion, and nuggets of information, that still needed a lot of work to make them outstanding.
Developing an outstanding speech is not something that many speakers bother to do. There may be many reasons for this. I believe the major one is that most speakers are better at the art of public speaking than those people that they speak to. The average audience member may be an expert in many areas, however the speaker is more often than not the #1 communication expert in the room.
Kwesi Millington helps speakers, presenters and youth to connect with their audiences and master their messages using the power of storytelling in their speeches & presentations. He is a Certified Public Speaking Coach & Youth Mentor.