If you’ve ever had to give a big presentation, chances are high that each time you practiced, you said it a little differently.

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.