3 Ways to Sound Prepared, Even When You Aren’t

Robin Sacks
4 min readOct 31, 2021
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Woodrow Wilson was once asked how long he needed to prepare a speech.

“That depends on the length of the speech,” answered the President. “If it is a 10-minute speech, it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it is a half hour speech, it takes me a week; if I can talk as long as I want to, it requires no preparation at all. I am ready now.”

Robin Sacks

I speak, coach, and write about confidence, self-talk, and stress management. I also live for cozy mysteries and bad (read: good) puns.