Speech Tip: Sing a Song
If you listen to a lot of inspirational speeches (and I do), you’ll hear words bandied about:
Apply them as you prep your own talk. A hard thing for a speaker to do is to edit their speech, but you’ve got to stay on it. Excellence isn’t going to be in your first draft. You might feel discouraged or insecure regarding that first draft. Remember that the hardest work is done with that draft. Editing is the fine tuning. You’ve got the song. Now, make it sing.