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Chapter 29. An Ounce of Prevention: Rehe... > Preparing Index Cards or a Speech Ma... - Pg. 245

An Ounce of Prevention: Rehearsing It's a good idea to write out the full speech if at least four items from the following list apply. 245 Speech of the Devil Too many note cards can make an unsightly lump in the smooth line of an elegant suit. · · · · · · It's an important occasion. Every word of the speech counts. Time is strictly limited. Reporters might be quoting the speech. You have not had much public speaking experience. You are very nervous. Follow these steps as you prepare your speech manuscript: 1. 2. 3. Type or print on only one side of the paper. If you type your speech, use a large font, at least 12- to 14-point type. Use both uppercase and lowercase letters as you normally would. Do not use all capital letters.