Example for speech preparation timetable
The difference between a good speech and a great speech? The work put into it.
Mitch Joel of Six Pixels of Separation lays out a detailed timetable for how to prepare for a great speech. The steps included are in far more detail than student speakers — or most professionals — will bother about, but provide a great example for students to see that a speech that looks effortless actually takes a lot of work.