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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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Chapter Sixteen. The Final Stages

You have now been through the process of researching, outlining, and writing a speech. Your speech has been written. You have an opening that will get the speech off to an exciting start, a closing that will send the audience on their way feeling that they've heard from a speaker who's a cross between Reagan and Cicero, and a middle that's packed with useful information, colorful metaphors, beautiful analogies, revealing anecdotes, and a few touches of humor. Now all you have to do is show up, make your speech, and enjoy the accolades.

Well, no. There are still a few things left to do:

  1. You need to give your speech a thorough editing.

  2. You have to prepare your speech for delivery. That is, put it in the form that ...

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