How to Write a Memorable Speech

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April 15, 2024

How to Write a Memorable Speech

🎙️ Season 7, Episode 6: “How to Write a Memorable Speech” with Margarida Marante

Today on Inspiring Voices, I’m thrilled to guide you through the world of speechwriting with my special guest, Margarida Marante.

From her early days in Portugal studying law to her crucial role as EU Public Affairs Manager at one of Europe’s leading airlines, Margarida’s journey has been anything but ordinary. ✈️📜

Margarida first tapped into her talent for public speaking in high school, winning local awards and practicing speechwriting while watching politicians on TV.

This passion grew immensely when she landed a role as an Assistant to a Member of the European Parliament, where she refined her skills by crafting speeches that captivated audiences across the continent. 🏛️🎤

In today’s episode, we go through:

🔑 The key elements that make a speech not just heard but remembered.

🧠 The process of developing and organizing ideas to ensure a speech sticks with its audience.

⚖️ Balancing emotion with logic to craft messages that resonate on all levels.

🚧 Common stumbling blocks in speechwriting and strategies to avoid them.

🎭 Captivating techniques to grab and hold the audience’s attention from start to finish.

Additionally, Margarida shares her thoughts on the future of speechwriting in the age of AI technologies like ChatGPT, offers her top three tips for those struggling with speech outlines, and reveals a unique personal hobby — recording herself reading her own poems as a form of meditation. 🌟📚

Tune in to absorb the wisdom and experience of a true speechwriting master who believes in the power of words to inspire, influence, and ignite change. 🌍💬

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