Write an Outline
Here’s an old adage about how to write an outline: “Tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them." That will give your speech a beginning, middle and end.
A good opening for your address is to start at the beginning. Where did your homeschooling experience start? What got you into homeschooling? Answering these questions can be used as a simple beginning (or introduction) to your speech.
The middle of your speech should be the heart of your theme or story. For example, if you picked the theme of “Learning From the Past and Looking to the Future," you could let the middle of the speech chronicle what you did as a homeschooler. Include interesting information on what you did, where you went, friends or anyone who helped you along your way.
Create an ending for your speech by summarizing all the points you brought up in the beginning and middle of the speech. Then include a few words about where you’re going. What are you going to do with the homeschooling degree you just received?
Make it personal and wrap it up with the traditional graduation ending – thank you, good bye and good luck to friends, family and teachers.