To Be Played Well

“In such exercises it is necessary to remember that on a low key it is best to speak slowly, and swiftly on a higher key. The difference is clearly seen in comparing the lower and upper tones of a piano or violin, and the human voice is also a stringed instrument” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 454).

And Not Just Be-Bop Either

“It is on many other accounts also very desirable that a minister should be able to sing, and to sing by note; and young ministers, and those preparing for the ministry, should take much pains to learn to sing” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 452).

Can’t Pour From the Jug What Isn’t In It

“My earnest advice to you is that you never make the attempt to extemporize without being sure of your matter. Of all the defects of utterance I have ever known the most serious is having nothing to utter” (Alexander from Thoughts on Preaching, as quoted in Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 442).