Organization assists the audience in processing and retaining information communicated by a speaker. Polished speakers display the desirability of organization in a formal speech. Since audience members do not have the luxury of seeing the speech in written form, or of having the speech played back immediately, a well-organized speech assists understanding the flow of information. Additionally, organization aids in strategic emphasis, as speakers often focus on their strongest points first and last. Organization assures that a speaker displays themselves as credible and in command of the knowledge.
Attention-getters. This is, in many ways, the most important part of the speech. If the audience isn’t convinced of why they should listen to the following speech, then they likely will not. An attention-getter hooks the audience into the narrative being told and makes them thirsty for more information. Successful attention-getters include: