Man of few words George W Bush is planning to keep his US presidential address brief - but advisers say he will pack a lot in.
They say he will speak about how he will govern a divided nation and try to heal partisan wounds.
Mr Bush plans to go over Saturday's inaugural speech several more times with writer Mike Gerson and advisers Karen Hughes and Karl Rove.
For days, Mr Bush has been working on successive drafts of the speech, expected to last just over 10 minutes.
Unlike State-of-the-Union addresses, which tend to be laden with specifics, inaugural speeches are usually broad-brush and thematic.
The speech will focus on reunifying after one of the closest elections in American history, one that went into five weeks of overtime and culminated in a US Supreme Court ruling that stopped a ballot recount in Florida.
Mr Bush's transition spokesman Ari Fleischer said he will seek to reassure Americans "that the United States is one nation".
The president-elect says he will emphasise his intention to be "the president of everybody - whether they supported me or not".
He will also emphasise an interactive foreign policy and that the US will be engaged in the world "in a positive and humble way".
Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural speech took just five minutes, while the longest - at 105 minutes - was delivered on March 4, 1841 by William Henry Harrison.