The best way to understand the essence of writing narrative speeches is to analyze some good examples of them. Below, there is one of such speeches, written by a professional writer.

I do not like to look at the past and never will try to do it, unless I am specifically asked to reflect on my personal experience. Today I am standing here in front of you for the single reason – I was invited to share my experience of being in a critical situation and my way of dealing with stress.

I woke up early in the morning, already stressed by the fore coming eight-hour flight to New York to meet with the customer, who was extremely unsatisfied with the service, provided by our company. That is what I do not like about operations job in air Freight Company: someone sells non-existing service, than someone from customer service spoils everything and you have to fly to New York.

On the way to the airport I got into traffic jam and was almost late for the plane. Trying to check in, I was about to give up. In spite of all the obstacles, I finally landed in New York. The meeting had to be postponed due to the delay and we agreed to meet the next morning.

In the hotel restaurant I occasionally met my old friend and it was the only pleasant moment of the day. Completely stressed and tired, I told him my entire story and even forgot to be polite enough to ask him about his life.

As you may have guessed, next morning, when I opened the door of the meeting room I was warmly met by my old friend. He’d already heard the entire story and the meeting went fine. So, if you ask me how I deal with stress, probably the only comment I can say is that combination of luck with clumsiness is the best tool of dealing with it.