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6. Create a conversation.
Don't think of what you're doing as "writing a speech." Instead, consider it creating a conversation between you and audience.
7. Involve audience.
To create that sense of conversation, interact with your audience. Ask them questions ("How many of you would agree with that?"). Give them things to do ("I want you to write this next fact down...").
8. Listen to yourself.
How your speech sounds is much more important than how it reads. Create your speech for ear, not eye.
9. Revise, revise, revise!
Practice your speech as much as possible, revise it continuously so that it's just perfect speech for YOU to deliver.
10. Have fun.
Keep process of creating your speech simple and light. If you make process fun, your speech will reflect that and you will deliver a super speech!
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