How long should it take to write a speech?

The axiom that ‘work expands to fill the time allotted’ rings true—to an extent. Certain factors can help you determine whether you’ll compose those brilliant remarks in weeks, or minutes.

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How long does it take to write a speech?

A questioner on Quora asked that very thing a while ago, as well as inquiring about what factors affect the timeframe.

In an election campaign, I’ve smashed out seven-minute speeches—while the plane was landing—that the speaker would deliver immediately upon descending to the tarmac.

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