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