#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'd seen them all, ....
  • Speeches - not out' was the ....


But to their astonishment when the visiting side went out to bat, the horse was trotted out to the wicket as their number one batsman. Scornfully, the home side's bowler started his first over. Scorn turned to amazement however, as over after over, the horse stayed at the wicket, knocking fours, sixes, and defying the entire bowling might of the home side to get him out.

At the end of the match, the visitors had knocked a mighty 150, with the horse carrying his bat for 138. The home captain was a bit nettled by this. 'I suppose,' he said nastily to the visiting captain. 'That now that horse of yours is going to amaze us all by his bowling ability.' The visiting skipper looked at the home captain with a superior smirk.

'Now, don't be ridiculous, old man,' he answered. 'Who on earth has ever heard of a horse who could bowl?� He was a theatrical agent of some standing. He was also bored. There were no new acts, these days.

..... he'd seen them all, heard them all, and booked them

He'd seen them all, heard them all, and booked them all. Unless something really startling came his way, he was going to retire and keep pigs.

Then one day into his office walked a man with a great Dane and a tiny poodle. Without any explanation t ....

..... 'not out' was the majestic reply from the umpire. the

'Not out' was the majestic reply from the umpire. The batsman smiled gratefully at the umpire, who happened also to be the village barber. 'That was a close shave,' he commented facetiously.

..... the footman stood woodenly to attention, his eyes fixed on

The footman stood woodenl ....