You have done the first draft of a speech that makes its key points within an appropriate framework. You may have included a couple of anecdotes and famous quotations or even a poem. Now it is time to go over it once more for polishing, making sure it is clear, and adding some sophisticated techniques like alliteration, allusion, and metaphors.
It is human nature to want to get a difficult job done as quickly as possible. But every successful writer knows that one of the differences between a professional and an amateur is the amount of revision. Even after a pro has gone over the first draft of an article carefully and believes it is ready to submit to the editor, she will sleep on it another day or two, if there is time. Inevitably, in the light of another day, there is a new perspective and fresh information to make it even better. Sometimes, a writer will go through this process several times until she cannot think of another significant improvement. The same approach applies to the ideal way to write a speech. The longer you have to finish it, the more opportunity you have to do more research and refine it (not to mention to practice more).
For a persuasive speech, you want to step back and reexamine whether you present the arguments in a logical order. Following a structure—like simple-to-complex or chronological—does not guarantee that each point starts solidly on the prior argument. Often,