Deliver Your Speech Without Memorizing

You’ll notice the difference in speakers who memorize each word of their speech to those who riff off their key points. The first sounds stilted and canned and the latter sounds relaxed and confident.

It is hard…no, let me rephrase that…very hard to let go of the tether of carefully practiced words that are embedded in our minds. There is comfort in it. But as a toddler must let go it’s soother, those who want to be excellent presenters need to let go of memorizing their script.

If you would like to learn how to deliver your next speech without the angst of memorizing every word this article I wrote for the Huffington Post shares six ways you can learn your next presentation without sabotaging your hard efforts.

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Janice Tomich is the founder of Calculated Presentations, a company dedicated to bringing out speaker’s stories to influence change. Janice coaches professionals, entrepreneurs, TED and TEDx speakers. She is a champion for equal representation by a diverse pool of presenters for all speaking events. Follow Janice on Twitter @janicetomich, on Facebook, on LinkedIn and subscribe for bimonthly newsletter updates.

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