SPEECH AS RECOLLECTION OF THOUGHTS RATHER THAN RECITAL OF TEXT

Here is an excellent example of how you can still speak as if you are coming up with and wording your thoughts as you go along even if you are reading from a script. It also shows how this method gives the speaker time and adds more weight.

Moreover, it is a good example of a speech held in a difficult situation. Is there anything more complicated than giving a speech in honour of a man who has been publicly challenging you all his life? Senator McCain was one of Obama’s main and loudest critics.

Barack Obama’s speech at the funeral of senator John McCain:

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MART KOLDITS, CO-FOUNDER OF ANONYMOUS PRESENTERS