Did you ever make a speech in English?
He made a speech in plain English.
He made a speech.
Ellen was abashed at the thought of making a speech in front of her entire school.
There's also another transition that he's making, and this involves the subject of virginity: not a speechlessness, but his actual abstinence.
We can get large collections of people on the same page with clear actionable goals in less time than any manager giving a speech.
Ahmadinejad stood for a while on the roof of his sport -utility vehicle, immobilized by the adoring crowd, then left without giving a speech.
On one occasion, he made a speech defending affirmative action that effectively articulated the objections to it.
A few other techniques you might find in a speechwriter's toolbox might be the use of imagery, anecdotes and alliteration.
Mr Zhu attracted attention earlier this year with a speech at his alma mater, Tsinghua University, in which he offered unusually direct criticism of current policy.