Which is Better: Written Preparation for a Speech or Improvisation?

Almost twenty years of experience in court representation shows that without careful preparation, without written presentation of the speech is impossible neither quality speech, nor improvisation. Yes, that’s right, spectacular improvisation is based precisely on lengthy written preparation.

Observe what you do when you write phrase by phrase, word by word you told yourself what you were writing. In this way, you were giving your speech before you wrote it down.

Even Quintilian said that, “speaking is learning to write, and ‘writing’ is learning to speak.”

However, there are some people who can write but cannot speak. Put him before an audience and he will be confused in his notes, he will be overwhelmed by the presence of the crowd.

It follows that the speaker needs additionally to develop his memory so that it does not require referring to notes. In addition, it is important to accustom yourself not to be embarrassed by the presence of the audience.

When you speak in public, be wary of relying on improvisation alone, go back to writing.

You need to constantly hone the clarity of the syllable and the sequence of thoughts in order to say in the right sequence, everything that is necessary and as it should be said, adding a little improvisation to take into account the individuality of the case, the development of events in the process, the personality of the judge, etc. In the fast flow of the word, all of this may be missing.

The thoughtful and unhurried writer, by exercising improvisation, acquires ease and a known flight of words.

On the other hand, the orator, practicing in writing, wins in the accuracy and content of his reasoning.

Once again, let us repeat the famous expression – When we write, we learn to speak, and when we speak, we learn to write.