A great speech isn’t about you.
A great speech is about your audience and how your idea or information can help them.
But who you are–your outlook, beliefs, values, interests, temperament–determines every thought, every image, every word, every tone and nuance of the speech you give.
And that’s how it should be.
A great speech is not and never should be impersonal, detached, objective.
A great speech is highly personal, it takes a stand, and it is as true as you can make it.
If anyone else could say exactly what you have to say about a particular subject, you’re doing something wrong.
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