Narrative Speech

in Speech Topics & Examples

Narrative Speech IdeasA narrative speech is a way of telling a story.  The story you tell could be a fictional story, a story about a life experience of your own, or a story about a life experience of someone else that you adapt into a narrative speech.  No matter which type of narrative speech you choose to write, keep in mind that you are a narrator in the story.

Parts Of A Narrative Speech

A narrative speech has a few very important parts.  Obviously the first part of a narrative speech is your introduction.  During the introduction, you will need to set the scene and present any background information about the story that you will be telling.  During the body of the narrative speech, you will introduce your characters and tell your story to the audience.  The final part of a narrative speech is the conclusion.  During the conclusion of your narrative speech you will summarize the moral of the story and tie up any loose ends that existed in the story.  This is the part of the speech where you reveal the moral of the story or the lesson learned within the story.

The Body Of A Narrative Speech

The body of a narrative speech is where you get to prove your ability to accurately and creatively describe the events that go on during the story, the characters, their personalities and the scenes in the story.  Take your time when you are planning your narrative speech and really make sure that the descriptions you are using will help your audience visualize the story the same way that you visualize your story.  Do not neglect any of the senses.  It is just as important to describe the way something smells or feels as it is to describe how it looks.  You want your audience to get a really clear picture of the scene you are describing and the components of the story that you describe, almost as though they had been there with you.

Narrative Speech Presentation Tips

Once you have decided what story you are going to present for your narrative speech, you should take a careful look at the story and analyze the mood and tone of the different parts of the story.  You will need to use your voice and inflections to convey the mood and tone of each part of the story accurately.  It is extremely important that you avoid sounding monotone because this could cause you to lose the attention of your audience.

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