This is actually pretty normal—and totally allowed! The key to memorizing a speech isn’t getting every word verbatim, but remembering the principal elements. If you can get those down, you’re golden.
And we’re here to help you remember the big stuff! This infographic will take you step-by-step through how you can begin to imagine your speech—without notecards, of course. Hint: Images are key.
Infographic courtesy of EssayTigers. Photo of man studying courtesy of Shutterstock.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author