A word on speeches

November 26, 2010

Categories: NaNoWriMo 2010, speeches

A good speech is really just another way of telling a good story.
It’s not about being word perfect, about precise annunciation or having a posh accent.
Or about being so incredibly rehearsed that you could talk without really thinking about what you are saying.

Time and again, I have to remind myself that a good speech is about speaking from the heart.
it’s about believing what you say and being passionate about your subject.
It’s about being yourself.
(And ignoring the fact that your face is the colour of a beetroot.)

2 Responses to “A word on speeches”

  1. Anonymous says:

    So, my question is – did you make 50,000 words?

  2. karen tayleur says:

    Ha ha – spent too much time hanging out with you (all right, so only one night…)
    Did definitely not write 50,000 words, but have been cooking a story in my brain, which it seems is how my writing works, so happy with that. Hope the pool survived.

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