How to Memorize a Speech | Scott H Young - Deepstash
Memorizing Speeches
  • Once in our lives, we'll be able to get the chance of speaking in front of many people, doing declamations or oratorical and memorizing a speech is a useful skill to learn.
  • Delivering a speech helps us to build our confidence and exude it at the same time.
  • Speeches should feel natural, even memorized ones.
  • The paradox of memorizing speeches is that you need to memorize the speech without seeming like you did.

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There are two ways you can write down your speech:

  1. How you want to say it;
  2. As an outline or a skeleton.

When you've written it down it's going to take more than several times to figure out what you're trying to say and this is the sculpting process where you edit, add, or delete parts of your speech to make it sound better.

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  • The key to memorizing a speech is to memorize it hierarchically. You begin with the broad chunks, moving to specific paragraphs, phrases, up until the intonation and your timing with the words.
  • When starting with the chunks you simply write out the main points of the speech then cover them up and recall them.
  • Moving up to the small points you can expand your bullets to represent each idea with one or two key words and quiz yourself until you have it memorized.

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Now that you've written your speech down and practiced it more than a hundred times, you're about to go on stage to perform.

Remember the chunks you've written down and place your attention mostly on the things you want to say, because the how of the delivery will simple come out however you've practiced it most

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