Now that I have a great opening and close written, I need fill in the blanks using the "body." This speech is a 3-5, so I don't need much more than 2 sentences each. So, I decide how I am going transition from the opening remarks to the conclusion. I decide to use a familiar Game Show (Let's Make A Deal) as the basis for three points - relating them to Door #1, Door #2 and Door #3.
Finally, I must bring the relationships between my Opening and Door #1 as well as segue from Door #3 to my Close. I go through a couple of drafts, of course - because using a weak transition could result in the audience making the connections. Would you like to see the text of my entire speech?
I will post it online, after I have given it. I don't want to give anyone an unfair advantage.
HAPPY Speech Writing!