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Give Your Speech, Change the World: How To Move Your Audience to Action by Nick Morgan

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CHAPTER 11
Choreograph the Kinesthetics

NOW WE’RE GOING TO REHEARSE THE whole thing, at least three times. This is nonnegotiable for big speeches, and recommended (depending on your level of experience) for lesser speeches where the stakes are still high. Actors preparing a stage show typically rehearse daily for six weeks before opening night. You need at least three tries. The point is that you need to get some familiarity with the material, the length of it, as well as the meaning, so that you’re not shocked by it the first time in front of a live “real” audience. You can pick and choose among the rehearsal formats in the previous chapter depending on your needs and concerns. But you should at least do the following when the stakes are high: ...

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