Got a big presentation on Monday? Have no fear. Here are 8 tips for easy speech memorization.
- Write out what needs to be memorized. The act of writing will help you to remember. Do this multiple times, if necessary. Write using your non-dominant hand. The difficulty of the task will force you to concentrate on every word.
- Record what needs to be memorized. You can record it both in its entirety and in segments about 1 minute long.
- Listen to each segment in order of the presentation throughout the night. You can do this while working on simple tasks, such as making posters or a PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the speech.
- Once you have one segment memorized completely, move onto the next one.
- Once you have memorized all segments, practice delivering them as you would with your audience, allowing yourself to get used to using them together. Pay particular attention now to tone and pace. Practice, practice, practice. You know what they say about practice, right?
- Wake up at least 30 minutes early and go through your presentation a few times. See step 5.
- If you can, listen to segments you might have trouble with throughout the day, from these morning rehearsals up to the moment of your speech.
- Relax and give your presentation naturally.