The physical environment. Are you going to
be behind a podium? Do you have an entire stage? Are you in a small room and you’re
going to be at the head of a board table? That can help you determine what your topic’s
going to be and how you’re going to present your speech. Also the occasion. What is the
occasion? Is it a special occasion? Is it a business meeting? Is it a class presentation?
Is it a how to? Is it a persuasive? What are the particular dynamics of the reason that
you’re giving the speech in the first place? And that can help you determine and develop
not only your topic and your word choices but the tone that you use to deliver your