Reading a speech effectively

Reading a speech effectively

The ability to effectively and naturally deliver a speech that has been written for you is one talent most speakers, especially politicians, need to possess. Unfortunately, very few are able to articulate such a speech effectively. We have some guidelines for you.

Guidelines to reading a speech effectively and articulately

Guidelines to reading your speech articulately and effectively

1. You need to believe in the abilities of the speech writer

2. You need to share a common understanding or stand on the topic at hand

3. Familiarise yourself with the speech and with the material involved; and edit as needed

4. Rehearse, rehearse and rehearse

5. Rehearsing the speech makes it appear natural; it becomes your own speech and your audience may not pick up that it has been written for you. In othe words, personalize your speech.

6. Emphasize your points and harmonise/reconciliate

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