Speechwriting The 5-minute speech: Why it can take days of diligent preparation For a conscientious speechwriter, the ‘quick’ presentation is anything but. By Colin MoorhouseNov. 16, 2010 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.