#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: - he ran ahead to no ....
  • Speeches - the player was o ....


'Didn't you notice? His foot slipped.' The golfing father had decided to take his family down to the golf club, so that they could watch his prowess in the championship. Unfortunately it was one of those days well known to golfers when success was determined to elude him. After following father from hole to hole, and watching his game with great interest, the little girl suddenly demanded of her mother in an ear-piercing voice audible to everyone around.

'Mummy, why isn't Daddy allowed to knock his ball into that little tin pot?� The new member decided he knew it all. He declined the services of the professional, and made his lordly way out on to the course. He teed up, drove mightily and the ball skimmed away over the hedge and onto the main road. A few moments later, the professional dashed up.

'Did you hit that ball over the hedge just now ?' he asked. The clever one nodded. 'Well,' said the professional.

'You may be interested to know that the ball hit a passing cyclist, knocking him off his bicycle, a bus which was following had to swerve to avoid running over the cyclist, and as a result knocked down the wall of a cottage on the corner of the road.

There are now three break-down lorries, two squad cars with policemen, four St. John's Ambulance men, two A.A. scouts, and a traffic jam of two kilometres long in each direction.' 'Goodness' said the smart golfer, paling visibly and his confidence evaporating rapidly. 'What shall I do?� The professional seized his opportunity. 'Hold the club, so,' he instructed.

'Now, watch your stance, head down, ...' For Sportsmen 4 He stalked in through the front door, flung down his clubs in the middle of the floor, marched into the sitting room and dropped heavily into his chair. He glared at his wife. 'I'll tell you what,' he growled.

'I am not going to play on that Course again. The greens are ill-kept; the tees are torn to bits; trespassers will walk about the fairway as if it were a public common; the members don't know the first thing about sportsmanship, and . . .' 'What did you lose by, dear ?' his wife asked sympathetically. He was showing his fiancee how to play-and not with any marked degree of success.

She had made every mistake possible, and even invented a few errors that had not been thought of before. At last, however, by a fluke she performed a neat little shot and the ball rolled out of view.

..... he ran ahead to note its position. when he saw

He ran ahead to note its position. When he saw the ball, he turned to her and cried out 'A dead stymie.' 'Oh, the poor thing,' she wailed. 'I hope I didn't do it with that last ball.' The couple in front made very slow progre ....

..... the player was one of the worst and, to add

The player was one of the worst and, to add to it all, he was full of irritating little mannerisms which made the caddie justly fed-up. After missing every kind of opportunity, he arrived at a t ....

..... 'no, no,' snapped the other. 'we were baiting the hooks

'No, no,' snapped the othe ....