Need a speech that doesn't suit our Speech Generator categories? We can help you to create a speech for any occasion.
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Why a Custom Speech?
Unique events or perhaps a traditional event that simply needs a flexible structure may need a custom approach. Weddings, workplace and other common speeches can apply set structures and follow similar content varieties, though other events may need creative content and organisation to get maximum educational, entertaining or inspirational effect. If your speaking occasion fits this space, then the Custom Speech is for you.
How do I do this?
To confirm whether a Custom Speech suits you, check out our Generator categories here and explore whether any suit your occasion. If not, complete our Custom Speech information form here and follow the prompts. Once we have your information, we will get to work on your speech. We will get in touch with you via email (or phone if preferred), and after three rounds of editing, we will have a final speech and personalised delivery guides you can be proud to deliver.
What goes in the speech?
In your Custom Speech, we will strongly consider the following:
Your audience - who are you talking to and what do they like? Give this some thought and the audience will appreciate it. Remember - the speech is about the audience, not about you, and your job is to make them feel a particular way about your speech and its message.
A theme - what is the overall message you are trying to send through your stories and content? Nailing this down will help get the creative juices flowing when the time comes to think of stories.
A "hook"- the very first words in your speech. A comment or story that grabs the audience’s attention immediately.
Type of speech – entertaining, educational or inspirational speeches require different types of content and techniques, and may require different content organisation. Providing a complete outline of the type of speech you are giving will help towards crafting the perfect speech for your event.
Time and place – An educational, evening speech might need to be shorter and snappier. A stage or open space might allow for different gestures and movements where delivering your speech behind a lectern cannot. As these elements can impact your delivery substantially, crafting your speech effectively requires these details are understood and considered in your speech.
Your delivery - consider how you are delivering your speech. There may be times in your speech that you should vary your tone and volume, and times you should use gestures. These tools will help to get maximum impact, so consider this when you write your speech.
What if I get it wrong?
At SpeechForm, we believe your efforts to write your Custom Speech is not to just “get it done”, but make the speech enjoyable, memorable and one that has people approaching you to sing their praises for your speech. After all, you will have put in a lot of effort. There is something special about making an impact on your audience, when you thought your sole job was just to “get through it”. Make sure to provide information relevant to the above points to ensure the audience gets was they expect from your speech. And always ask yourself - what am I trying to achieve with this speech? Keep that in mind as you collaborate with the SpeechForm team.
Remember to rehearse. This is a performance. The more you develop your speech and rehearse, the greater the impression you will make. Confidence through a well written speech is great, but using your voice and your body effectively only comes through practice.
Get it right, and you will leave a lasting impression that your audience will remember long after the event.
Want to save yourself some time and get maximum impact with a speech written by a pro?
Armed with your Standard Speech, our speech writers:
Edit and add content to your speech to ensure it flows and uses correct grammar and structure
Capture all elements required in your speech, and tailor your speech to your style and audience type
Add personalised advice on where to use a range of delivery techniques, including gestures, volume, words to emphasise and places to pause for effect
Provide three rounds of editing and professional support to ensure the speech meets your needs
Create a speech note copy containing notes from the speech writer and a copy to use on the day