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Scared Speechless by Shirley Impelizzeri, Rohr Steve

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Chapter 10Putting It All Together

It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.

—Wayne Burgraff

Getting Started

Whether you have a few days or several months to prepare your big talk, we want you to think small. What we mean is: Don’t get ahead of yourself. Thinking about “everything” right now is unproductive, not to mention crazy-making. And you don’t have to do it. In fact, it’s better if you take this journey in short strides, not long gaits. We’ve compartmentalized these strides into seven manageable steps. Each step prepares you for the next one and gets you closer to an amazing speech. So, let’s get going!

Step One: Hunting and Gathering

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