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A Speech Template to Simplify Speech Writing

Message Masters Toastmasters Club offers a speech template, courtesy of one of our members, Craig Senior, to facilitate your speech writing.

Using this template, two full pages of text will be about 6-7 minutes of speaking time.

If you use a lectern, place the two pages side-by-side so you don't need to fiddle with them as you go.  If you have more than two pages, as you read from the left page, slide it over the right page. With a little practice, this is barely noticeable.

We also encourage you to reduce your reliance on notes. Use bullets if you need a little assistance to remember the flow of the speech and speak from your knowledge.  If you have technical content, figures, and statistics try to share the information with others, say in workplace conversations, until you know it intuitively.

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