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October 5, 2015

Calculating the Timing of Your Presentation

A question I’m often asked is, “How do you know how long your speech will be before you deliver it?” One important way is actually […]
February 18, 2013

The Manuscript Presentation: When and How

Most speakers should avoid the manuscript presentation at all cost. A manuscript speech usually promotes no eye contact, a monotone voice, and few gestures. The […]
October 30, 2012

The Mechanics of Reading Your Speech

Certain situations require a manuscript speech, such as a eulogy or a CEO’s policy statement. In the last newsletter, I gave strategies for writing a […]
October 15, 2012

Writing the Speech You Have to Read

Ideally, you want to speak from notes and not a manuscript. I have a hard time keeping my mind and eyes on the audience when […]