#Immediacy on speech making

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Advice and help for would be speech makers


  • Write your own mini-biography to send or hand to whoever is introducing you
  • Know who you're talking to
  • A handout of some sort (business only)
  • Prepare. The better prepared you are, the more you'll be able to make your talk sound less formal and friendly
  • Give your audience the big picture in your introduction
  • Aim for a balance of emotional and rational
  • Humor is almost always welcome (not rude or too personal)
  • Practice modulating your voice (up and down, no squeaks)
  • Practice in front of friends (honest feedback please)
  • Make eye contact with your audience
  • Speech Making Explained: - the british, it has ....
  • Speeches - it is not for m ....


Gentlemen, on behalf of the Royal Navy, I thank you.

7. THE BRITISH ARMY. See under the Royal Navy for Hints on construction of speech. Example Speech Gentlemen-Khaki is not a glamorous colour, and glamour is not a word that comes to mind when you think of soldiers.

Of the three Services, the Army is probably the least showy and spectacular.

But it is certainly not the least necessary or the least deserving of our admiration. Even in this atomic age, warfare is still fundamentally territorial. The Second World War was fought with torpedoes and mines, bombs and rockets and all manner of fiendish weapons used at sea and in the air; but the final victory was won on land by the British and Allied Armies. We have reason to be proud of our Army although it exists, as it were, in spite of our natural inclinations.

We are not a militarily minded nation.

We do not glory in regimentation. To the average young Briton, putting on a uniform is at the best an unfortunate necessity. Military service is simply a duty to be performed with a maximum of efficiency and a minimum of fuss.

To foreigners our soldiers must appear deceptively harmless.

They do not boast or strut or bully. Nowhere in the world can you find troops more modest and restrained in the hour of victory or more decent in their general behaviour. But put these men in a tight corner-and our Armies have been in many tight corners-and they reveal an ability to fight against superior odds that is unique among the Armies of the world.

..... the british, it has been said, never know when they

The British, it has been said, never know when they are beaten; and it is only the refusal of the British Army to admit defeat that has saved this nation many times. Efficiency and fitness, sane but not harsh discipline, initiative a ....

..... it is not for me to talk about the effect

It is not for me to talk about the effect of military service on them; but whatever else it did, I think the Army at least gave them an idea of comradeship and ....

..... the navy had its trafalgar; the army had its waterloo;

The Navy had its Trafalga ....