Speech as a Rebirth of Thoughts, Not Just Reading Text

Here’s an excellent example of how, even when reading text verbatim from paper, one can speak as if they’re actively recalling and formulating the thoughts they’re sharing. This method also gives the speaker time and adds impact to their words.

It’s also a great example of delivering a speech in a challenging situation. What’s more difficult than giving a eulogy for a man who has been your public adversary throughout your life? Senator McCain was one of Obama’s major and vocal critics.