#Immediacy on speech making

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Advice and help for would be speech makers

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  • 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: - personally i am sure it co ....
  • Speeches - the object of ro ....


There are many here tonight who play a better game than I do. If it is possible, I am even worse at speaking than I am at playing. I have had my attack of nerves when addressing a ball, but they were nothing compared with my feelings on addressing you now. So I am going to try to hole out in one, and just tell you a little story and then sit down.

(Here insert a suitable humorous story). And with that, ladies and gentlemen, I ask you to excuse me. Again, many thanks for your kind toast. THE ANGLING CLUB. Anglers are proverbially tellers of tall stories and the speaker should not hesitate to tell a tall one on this occasion.

Example Speech Ladies and gentlemen, After skilfully avoiding the bait for many years I have at last been hooked. No doubt your chairman, who did the angling, is very pleased with himself. He has landed his victim and for better or worse the task of proposing this toast is mine.

..... personally i am sure it could not have been worse;

Personally I am sure it could not have been worse; and the chairman is going to find that he made a very poor catch indeed.

And, it is too late to throw it back now The trouble is that I have no idea what to say.

..... the object of rowing is, of course, to win the

The object of rowing is, of course, to win the race. But it is the race rather than the victory that counts most, and collecting trophies has its limitations as a pastime. We believe that rowing ....

..... she blushed and feeling some explanation was due, she sought

She blushed