It’s not easy writing a speech. You have to invest so much of your time and effort putting it all together. And the longer you work on it, the harder it is to be objective about it…
- Does the narrative flow from point to point?
- Does it take the audience on a journey from proposition to resolution?
- Does it build momentum towards the end, or just sag?
- Are the jokes likely to hit their targets, or just fizzle?
The hardest thing is dispassionately cutting material that you’ve spent so much time working on. That’s why it helps to get a second opinion; an objective opinion.
Editing your speech – kill your darlings
Even at a very late stage in the writing process, I can still help you make some significant improvements to your speech.
Sometimes you’ll just need the reassurance that what you’ve written is as compelling as it can be. Sometimes it’ll take a bit of editing and a fresh perspective to ensure your speech does what you want it to.
What many speeches need, more than anything, is a bit of tightening up. A spot of editing. Maybe a few new lines here and there. And a critical eye to make sure it all flows.
An objective review of your speech
As an alternative to revising and editing your speech, you can ask me to review your speech.
I won’t make any changes. But I will give you an objective critique, together with an appraisal of what works well, and what if anything, might benefit from a bit of tweaking.
Helping you make your speeches better
Using a speech review and editing service is like a test run for your speech. Before you even get up in front of an audience you’ll know you’ve got a speech that works. A speech that amuses, informs and entertains within a perfect seven and a half minute package that’ll leave your audience wanting more.
Reviewing and editing your speech
Give me a call on 0115 8284986 or contact me and tell me about your speech. It might need an edit, or a fresh approach; it might not. Either way, you’ll get the added reassurance of a second opinion and an objective point of view.