We all admire the well-turned speech; the easy, comfortable presentation. The best speakers, especially the ones who appear to be talking off the cuff, script their presentation. Every pause. Every joke. Every aside. A friend of ours once remarked “it took me 55 years to become an overnight success.” like the old Picasso joke: He scribbles a drawing for a tourist who asked him, “how much is it?” He responded, $5,000. “But it took you less than a minute!” “No it didn’t,” Picasso replied. “It took me 60 years.” Are you making what you do look too easy?