Speech Breakdown and Analysis of the 2019 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Aaron Beverly!
Aaron Beverly delivered speech full of championship data. Each breakdown I do brings with it a new technique or perspective that differs from the rest, and that's what makes them so valuable if your goal is to become a better speaker or speech writer.
There is a tremendous amount of insight in reverse-engineering a world class speech such as this one. And each one provides a wealth of information.
The speech may look seamless to an audience, but it doesn't happen by chance. This speech is built from many different components, and knowing what those components are will give you the knowledge to build your own.
Here's a sample of what's inside:
- Full speech transcript
- Speech statistics (Word count, Speech length, Title)
- Humor Statistics (Laughs Per Minute, Words Per Laugh, Time of first laugh)
- Use of "You" focused words versus "I/Me" focused words
- Foundational Phrase + how often it was used
- Time Transitions
- Stage Movement
- And much more plus an in-depth speech analysis and feedback section!
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About this guy...
Howdy! My name is Matt Kramer and I used to suffer excruciating death when speaking in front of a group, now I, well, can do it. Overcoming this fear has changed my life and it can change yours, too. My focus is to help you overcome the fear of public speaking so you can build the confidence to go after what you want in life. I also analyze and tactically dissect speeches.
From page 10 of the Speech Breakdown…
“Also, a more unconventional use of the Rule of Three was his opening sentence. “The Contest Chair was relieved, my title’s only 3 words long.” Why not 2, why not 1, why not 4, 5, 6, etc.? Surely, he was aware of the power of three, that’s why.”
I think the reason behind the opening sentence is to remind the audience of his speech in the past. The title of his previous speech had 72 words a few years ago. That’s why the audience who was familiar with the reference of the sentence picked up the humor.
Overall, I enjoyed reading your analyses.
Yep you’re right! I remember the long title and that is what he was referencing. My point was that the new title is 3 words versus something other like 4, or 5, or 6, etc. Thanks for checking out the breakdowns! I’m almost finished with my next one for Ryan Avery (2012 winner).
Thanks for sharing! This was really insightful 🙂