When practicing and giving speeches, do remember the three ‘Ps, Pitch, Pace and Pause. Use voice modulation/pitch to keep your speech interesting, the right pace – not too fast, not too slow and finally pause, a second or two between points helps you to consider your next point and gives the audience time to assimilate what you have just said. Never use ‘em’ instead of a pause!

From Speakeasy 119 – January 2009