25HOW TO READ A PREPARED TEXT LIKE A PRO(and Not Look Like You’re Reading)

PREPARED TEXT DOES not make sense for everyone. For most people, speaking from notes or an outline or even extemporaneously is more effective and certainly more believable. But sometimes prepared text is the clear choice. For example, when:

The legal beagles insist you say every word on the page.

There is a consistent party line that everyone in your organization has to adhere to.

You have a precise time slot to fill.

You have no preparation time, and the speech is prepared for you by someone else, or you find yourself having to give someone else’s speech.

Your speech has an accompanying slide show requiring rehearsal and precise cues.

You feel more confident and comfortable ...

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