If you ever read advice from a career coach to ‘memorize scripts’, run a mile. 

Though this advice may be well intentioned, it can be miscontsrued by someone who writes out the script, learns every line and practices it the same way each time.

It is much better to have a framework, know what you want to say, and practice it with slight variation every time.

That way, in an interview situation, you don’t get flustered if you miss a line or are so singularly focused on ‘delivering your lines’. Most people are poor actors, couple this with interview nerves and the outcome is never good.

Instead, set out your framework. Remember four keywords that you would like to speak to and practice the answers with those in mind. This will all become very natural with practice and patience.