It can be very informative to see how a speech evolved from its first iteration to the second. This is a version of the Not Self speech I gave at our club level International Speech contest in 2011. If you watch the initial version, you can see how the speech improved. My vocal variety is much better, and I don't come across as sad and pathetic as the first time. Yes, practice makes perfect, and I won at the club level but I only took third place in the area contest.