#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: - in the army we try ....
  • Speeches - for there can be ....


Our debt is the same to them all-and to them as a whole, not in parts. Yet I must mention our especial debt to those members of the Services who are professionals.

Our regulars not only lead and train our citizen Servicemen; they set the standard of the Services.

Ladies and Gentlemen (or Gentlemen) I give you the toast of Her Majesty's forces and I have pleasure in coupling with it the name of our distinguished guest 4. REPLY TO THE TOAST OF HER MAJESTY'S FORCES. The reply will be made by a serving member of one of the Forces.

Whatever Service he belongs to, he should stress the basic unity of the three Forces and should also pay tribute to auxiliary Services.

Example Speech Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen (or Gentlemen)-The task of replying to this most generous toast fills me with both pride and alarm.

Of the two, I think the alarm is stronger.

..... in the army we try to keep in step, but

In the Army we try to keep in step, but we do not speak with one voice. Heaven forbid But I am now called upon to speak not only for the entire British Army, but for the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force as well. The task is too heavy; and

..... for there can be no warp without weft and no

For there can be no warp without weft and no weft without warp; and when the pattern is woven, all the threads are blended into one fabric. On behalf of this fabric, which is known as He ....