What Characteristics Do Good Speeches Have?

Adrian S. Potter
3 min readFeb 18, 2023

Here is my humble answer to an age-old question.

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A newbie in my Toastmasters club recently asked — What characteristics do good speeches have?

They had cracked open a Pandora’s Box. That was a deceptively simple question but one with a layered answer.

A million people would dole out a million different responses to this, but here are some…

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Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity · www.adrianspotter.com