- Write out your speech just the way you want it to sound and flow. Be sure to divide your speech into a manageable structure of paragraphs. This way it will be easier for you to learn it bit by bit rather than dealing with it all at once.
- Create a connection for each paragraph that acts as a trigger for your memory when you are reciting. Based on Speech-Time.com, it will be effective if the associations are made from things you already understand and put it up in a logical order. Things like numbers, colors, people or animals will do.
- Have your speech tackle interesting facts and anecdotes. These will serve as speech highlights that will keep you stay on track.
- Practice makes perfect. Don’t go relaxing when you have the write up of the final draft of your speech. Read it aloud and rehearse, repetition is an essential key. You can also record yourself reciting it then play back and listen to yourself. This way you will know what aspects needs improvement.
- Write the speech out again. See how much you can recall while not sneaking at the original copy. This will provide you an idea on how much you have memorized so far as well as areas that needs more improvement.
- You can also take a nap or sleep on it over night for this will help in embedding the speech in your memory, according to Speech-Time.com. Don’t stress out yourself. This will give you more energy which you need to deliver your speech successfully.
- Don’t ever rehearse in the nick of time. Leave enough time before you are due to make the speech to enable you to have time doing run-throughs. This alleviates nervousness and takes away your worry about not remembering your speech.
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