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The Lost Art of the Great Speech: How to Write It * How to Deliver It by Richard Dowis

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Editing for style

  • Does the speech contain unintentional alliterations or word combinations that might be awkward for the speaker?

  • Are any of the sentences too long or too complex?

  • Do most sentences follow the normal (subject-verb-object) word order?

  • Are there sentences with a succession of prepositional phrases?

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