This section will show you how to write a speech, subsequent chapters will show you how to deliver that speech, and yes, conquer your public speaking nerves. At this stage you should have a great plan for your speech . That is to say: you have considered the occasion at which you will be speaking , potentially speaking to a selection of people who can help you write your speech. You have also thought about the potential themes of your speech and identified one primary theme with a small number of sub-themes. You have also given thought to the people key to your speech including the subject(s) of the speech and those who know them, other speakers and the audience.