I love Vital Speeches of the Day, one of the few blogs I read on a semi-regular basis.
I just came across this very short post “How long should you practice your speech” and I recommend it for everyone. I get this question at every public speaking training program I teach, i.e. a lot.
And every time I answer the question, I usually get blank stares or looks of disbelief. It’s hard convincing very busy people to add more work to their schedules.
But there really is no “easy” button when it comes to giving a good speech (much less an excellent one).
So read the post so you know I’m not the only person out there telling you to practice your speech - a lot - if you want to do it well.