There is no question that the process of memorizing a speech can be quite difficult and it can make a person very nervous to feel like they won’t be able to sound natural when memorizing a speech.
So we are going to be talking about the best possible methods to get you to remember a speech properly even if you have little time to memorize it.
The first thing to do when you are trying to memorize something within a day is to type it down.
Just take the speech and if you already have it in writing or typed on your computer, just go ahead and type it once again because this is going to make it easier for your brain to get used to it.
Make a recording of your speech
Do you feel your tone of voice and your way of speaking are not optimal for the purpose of a speech?
Well, the truth is that most people can do a very good job with a speech regardless of what their voice sounds like, but they have to take the time to learn it in order to have that confidence to get the job done.
All modern phones have recorders on them and if yours doesn’t, you can easily download free apps that record any sounds you want. Take your speech and record it with a clear voice and a steady pace.
This is going to allow you to listen to it over and over while you create small cards that contain the speech in segments.
Spend the rest of the day listening to the recordings and reading the cards you printed or you wrote with a pen.
This is great because you can look at the cards as you hear the speech. You are basically feeding your brain this information in writing and with audio. This is the perfect combination for a successful result.
Take the recording to your vehicle and if you use public transportation, bring your headphones and listen to it on your phone on your way to the presentation.
This is going to make it much easier for you to avoid feeling nervous and stuttering or ruining your speech with hesitation.
A few tips during the speech
Avoid reacting to mistakes and act natural. You need to learn to pay no attention to the mistakes you make and avoid reacting to them.
If you react, your audience is going to pick up on that. Just relax and if you make a mistake, just continue and don’t let it bother you or make you nervous.
As long as you can do that, you will be able to get your point across and you won’t have a problem.
Read it out loud as many times as possible
Take the entire speech and read it out loud as many times as possible. If you can do it in front of a mirror that would be great too because you can check your posture and judge yourself on the level of confidence that you are displaying.
Learning to memorize things is easier than you think and technology allows us to have the chance to capture things in ways that would never be possible just 20 years ago.
Now we have reached a level of connectivity and access to knowledge that is truly outstanding and it is our duty to make sure that we can take the time to learn as much as we can because knowledge has virtually become free for all who seek it.