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There will be times that you have to read a speech from a document. In this week’s video I give you a few pointers on how to do it while still maintaining a connection with your audience.

Print the text large enough so you can read it without leaning into see it. Give it enough white space so it is easier to read.

Memorize the flow so you that you don’t have to read every word. Practicing reading the speech can help quite a bit.

Use natural pauses to look up at your audience.

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Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers, is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations and science communication. She is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur, a certified life coach, science fiction writer and poet. She is able to see people's brilliance and help them bring their genius to light. The wind beneath her clients’ wings, Carma provides creative entrepreneurs with expert advice on branding and online presence, as well as the emotional support necessary to carve out their niche for success online. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.