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Time your Speech

  • OK, you've written your speech, you've put the main points on your prompt cards and you've made sure that your speech flows with good links between the sections

  • Now make your speech and Time your Speech

  • A good formal speech takes, on average, between
    5 and 10 minutes to deliver

  • A good informal speech can range from just 1 to 4 minutes and remember for informal speeches...

"Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope!"

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Time your Speech

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Quotes about Speeches
Take heart from the following famous quotes about making and writing speeches!

  • "It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech."
    Mark Twain (1835-1910) American author

  • "The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance."
     American actress and writer Ruth Gordon (1896-1985)

  • "Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope!"
    Rufus Isaacs, Lord Reading (1860-1935) English politician

  • "Be sincere; be brief; be seated."
     Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) US President

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