Is it a speech or a presentation?

Speak Schmeak

There are a lot of words for what I do when I have a speaking engagement. I speak on panels and I give speeches. There are still more names for public speaking, but the format I enjoy the least is the "speech." A speech imparts information, usually without visuals, and without interaction. In tournaments, I only had to speak for about ten minutes. Since that time, I've rarely been asked to speak for fewer than 45.

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