Constructing Your Speech with Transitions

Part of preparing a speech is making sure all the ideas flow. In order to have flow in a speech we use transitions. As the speaker you should understand the relationships between the ideas in your speech and connect them with effective transitions. By using transitions, your speech will be smooth rather then choppy, thus your audience will have an easier time following your ideas. The following transitions, as well as many others, can be used within sentences, between paragraphs, and anywhere in the speech where the idea shifts.

Choosing Transitions

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also likewise and then and
in addition not only moreover just as important
besides last still next