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If it’s simple speech, then you cut on complete sentences and paragraphs. If the speech is relatively slow, cut on natural pauses – often when the speaker takes a breath. If the person is skilled, their eye movements also are excellent cutting points – especially of they are looking for responses in the audience, as in when they say something important, and want to check it was received. They scan the faces, and often linger on somebody exhibiting signs of understanding, or perhaps even confusion – these are tiny gaps, and good places to cut. So looks for the usual pauses in their speech, as if when written down, there would be paragraphs, , and . markings.