How To Prepare A Speech: Advice From David Greenberg

What You Say and What You Do When You Give A Speech

by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. considers David Greenberg to be one of the finest communication coaches in the world. His company is “Simply Speaking, Inc.” and his website––is a rich resource for anyone wanting to make an effective and memorable presentation.

David Greenberg’s business card contains 10 recommendations about how to prepare a “winning presentation.”  With his  permission, we are sharing those recommendations with the community:

One. Define your purpose.  What should listeners know, feel, do?

Two. Understand your listeners’ needs, wants, motivators.

Three. Brainstorm ideas and group-related thoughts.

Four. Reduce ideas so that you can do justice to fewer points.

Five. Shuffle ideas to create best flow.

Six. Create and memorize opening and closing.

Seven. Create visual aids where needed.

Eight. Write your keyword notes.

Nine. Practice out loud.

Ten. Arrive early.  Test AV.  Know you are ready!

–Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and consultant. His video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, contact us at 404-435-2225 or Learn more about Gene Griessman at and

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