Practice is key to delivering an effective speech. Some speakers rely on their notes to keep their thoughts organized. But if you want to connect with your audience, know your material well enough (practice) to maintain good eye contact.
Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years and a filmmaker for the past ten years. He has experience teaching English as a Second Language in Asia and teaching university students in the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.