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Does the average person need to write out a speech word for word?
Yes, everyone needs to write out their speech word for word.
No, because writing out a speech word for word encourages you to read it out or memorize it instead of delivering it naturally. If you do this you will lose eye contact with the audience and your pace and tone may become monotonous.
No, because the average person is not a president or important official.
Instead of writing a speech word for word, what should you do?
Use a one-page outline that has your main ideas with examples on it.
Use several loose sheets of paper with notes on the front and back.
Use an outline with several paragraphs of content.
What is the most common mistake people make when writing a speech?
They spend hours trying to memorize it by reading it silently.
They spend hours writing and re-writing their speech and leave no time to rehearse it before their presentation.
They use too little punctuation.
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