Speech Writing: Find the Storyteller in You

A course by Adebola Rayo , Storyteller

Storyteller. San Francisco, United States.
Joined July 2021

Learn how to write and deliver speeches that resonate with listeners by exploring fundamental storytelling principles to address your audience

  • 100% positive reviews (14)
  • 637 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to write and deliver speeches that resonate with listeners by exploring fundamental storytelling principles to address your audience

A course by Adebola Rayo

“I believe that words are one of the best vehicles for sharing ideas.”

Storyteller Adebola Rayo Falade uses them to ghostwrite speeches and books for business and government leaders. She also founded the communication company Asterism, and has had her short stories and articles featured in publications like Lagos Noir.

In this online course, Adebola teaches you how to write speeches that resonate with an audience. Explore storytelling techniques to capture the hearts of listeners and communicate with confidence. All humans are storytellers. Discover the one inside you and learn

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 27 downloads

What Is a Speech?
4 minutes, 24 seconds
The Essentials
13 minutes, 52 seconds
Before You Write
17 minutes, 21 seconds
Mapping Your Speech
13 minutes, 18 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (14)
  • 637 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 38m)
  • 27 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Write a 500 to 1000-word speech that incorporates different storytelling techniques.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in writing powerful speeches to engage an audience.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of grammar is recommended.

In terms of materials, you will need a notebook or the word-processing software of your choice.


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Adebola Rayo

A course by Adebola Rayo

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Adebola Rayo Falade is a professional storyteller and the co-owner of the communications company, Asterism. Encouraged by her father, she learned to think critically about stories, essays, and other forms of writing from a young age and knew she wanted to be a writer. She went on to complete a master’s in corporate and marketing communication from IE Business School in Madrid before working as a copy editor and later a speechwriter for the Governor of Lagos.

Since then, Adebola has put her expertise in writing, editing, and book consulting into the storytelling company she co-owns. Her short stories and articles have appeared in Lagos Noir, The Republic, and Lagos 2060, among other publications.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Bare Bones of Speeches

    • What Is a Speech?
    • The Bare Bones: What Makes a Good Speech? 1
    • The Bare Bones: What Makes a Good Speech? 2
    • The Essentials
    • Before You Write
  • U3

    The Stage Is Yours!

    • Mapping Your Speech
    • Alchemising: Writing Your Speech
    • The Possibilities in Your Speech
  • U4

    After Writing

    • Writing Is Rewriting
    • Delivering a Good Speech
    • Ghostwriting Speeches
  • FP

    Final project

    • Speech Writing: Find the Storyteller in You

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Speech Writing: Find the Storyteller in You. Marketing, and Business course by Adebola Rayo

Speech Writing: Find the Storyteller in You

A course by Adebola Rayo
Storyteller. San Francisco, United States.
Joined July 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (14)
  • 637 students