Speech Structure Building™

"A whole is that which has a beginning, middle, and end" - Aristotle

 

This amazingly simple and useful tool was developed by Florian Mueck.  Here is the pdf template for the full structure. Florian came up with a visualization of a Greek template, which has:

  • Foundation: beginning or opening 

  • Pillars: speech body 

  • Roof: ending or closing 

  • Drainpipe: connection of the closing of a speech with its opening.

This structure is very easy to remember and can be applied to any communication, whether you are preparing a wedding toast or a career-making presentation.  Although this was built for a speech structure, you can apply this framework for any communication to come across as structured, effective, and thorough. 

Prompt: What is your favorite color?

Foundation: My favorite color is blue because 

 

Pillars 

  1. Majestic things like the ocean and the sky are blue 

  2. Blue symbolizes serenity, stability, inspiration, wisdom, reliability, etc.

  3. Blue is easy to mix with other colors 

 

Closing: For these reasons, my favorite color is blue.

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