Speeches by Management

Managers encounter a variety of speaking situations in the work environment. This manual offers instruction in giving briefings, preparing and presenting technical speeches, motivating a team, giving a status report, and speaking to a hostile group.

1. The Briefing

Time: 8-10 minutes, plus 5 minutes for Q&A
  • Apply the key steps in the preparation of a briefing and the organization of material.
  • Give a briefing according to a specific objective so the audience will have an understanding of the information.
  • Effectively handle a question-and-answer session following the briefing.

2. The Technical Speech

Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Convey a technical paper or technical material and information into a technical speech.
  • Organize a technical speech according to the inverted-pyramid approach.
  • Write a technical speech as “spoken language,” not as an article.
  • Give the speech by effectively reading out loud.

3. Manage and Motivate

Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Understand the concept and nature of motivational methods in management.
  • Apply a four step motivational method with the objectives to persuade and inspire.
  • Deliver a motivational speech to persuade an audience to agree with your management proposal.

4. The Status Report

Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Organize and prepare a status report involving the overall condition of a plan or program, or performance of a department or company in relation to goals.
  • Construct the report according to a four step pattern.
  • Give an effective presentation of the report.

5. Confrontation: The Adversary Relationship

Time: 5 minutes, plus 10 minutes for Q&A
  • Understand the definition and nature of the adversary relationship.
  • Prepare for an adversary confrontation on a controversial management issue.
  • Employ appropriate preparation methods, strategy, and techniques, for communicating with an adversary group as the representative of your company or corporation.