Even though they spend considerable time writing their case, many debaters may only give their speech out loud once or twice before a tournament. Practicing the first constructive speech out loud, as it will be given at the tournament, is a great exercise to become a more confident and effective speaker. The repetition will help with word pronunciation, the ability to use more eye contact while speaking, and the proper speaking speed. Also, debaters should use a timer to check the time of the speech. If a speech is too long or too short, it can be adjusted before the tournament. Overall, this exercise will make debaters more confident and prepared.