You can place Cicero on walls, tables, floors or any other available surface, with the help of adhesive putty or tape. Each card is like a box to fill, so you can just arm yourself with post-its and a pen, and start working your speech!
In the Cicero deck you'll find:
The GROUNDWORK cards are the white cards in your deck and they help you organise the basic elements of your speech.
They give you the right questions, for example:
Place the GROUNDWORK cards and build the context of your speech, sticking around them notes, maps, images and whatever comes to your mind!
The Main Points are the cores of your speech. This is the most crucial phase: imagine it as a sort of brainstorming. Start asking yourself: "What do I want to say? What are the most essential topics? So... which are the main points of my speech?".
Each Main Point is composed of:
After defining your Main Points, you need to decide which is the most effective way to connect them. It could be using a chronological order, or an analytical one (first describe the product, then the benefits, then the team behind it), or the Problem/Solution strategy. That's what you'll be able to define with the card Pattern.
With the Structure Cards (the black cards in the deck) you can consider all the elements of your speech and start writing your first draft.
We followed a very effective structure that can be adapted successfully to any kind of speech:
You will be able to control every detail: Figures of Speech, Actions, Gestures, the Tone of the Voice, and the Slides you are gonna project (if needed).
With Cicero you can basically build every kind of speech. From the simplest wedding ones to the most complex political speeches. We tested it and the structure is perfectly flexible:
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