I’m all about encouraging speakers to prepare and rehearse — but let’s face it. There are times when you just haven’t had a moment to prepare, and now it’s 10 minutes ’til stage time. So maybe this isn’t going to be a virtuoso performance. But it can still be a really good one. Here’s how to lift a speech from the page when you only have a few minutes to prepare.

Music:Upbeat” by John Luc Hefferman. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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