#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: - on top of that i h ....
  • Speeches - he knew it was ....


The local ne'er-do-well passed by. 'Caught anything ?' he enquired. 'Sir' answered the curate repressively, 'I fish not for fish; I fish for human souls.' 'Then, all I can say is' said the shameless one, looking at the two ladies. 'You must use damned good bait.' For Sportsmen 6 The angler had fished all day in a large pond, where his mate had told him an enormous carp lurked.

Towards evening a farm hand came along and the disappointed angler questioned him. 'Are there any carp in this pond, can you tell me?' 'I dunno, sir, I'm sure' said the yokel. 'Well I was told that this pond, the Monastery pond, teemed with them.' 'Ah, but then the Monastery pond aint here; it lies over yonder behind them bushes.' 'Then what is the name of this pond?' asked the angler.

'There again, mister, I dunno. You see there was no pond 'ere two days ago. It come with Toosday's thunderstorm.' The two men met in the local. 'What's your new shooting tenant like?' asked the first.

'Well,' replied the second. 'All I can say is that he is a man of his word.

He made a promise that all he shot he would send to the cottage hospital, and so far the ambulance has taken a keeper and a mate of his.' The landowner summoned a man for shooting his game. In court, the solicitor adopted a high-handed form of cross-examination. 'Are you dead certain this man shot your birds?' queried the lawman.

'Well, I am not absolutely dead certain, but I rather suspect him of doing so.' 'And just why do you suspect him?' asked the superior solicitor.

'It's like this,' answered the landowner. 'In the first place, I found the defendant on my property. Next he had a gun in his possession and I saw him loading it. Following this I saw a flash.

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On top of that I heard a loud report. I then noticed that he picked up a bird. And when I went up to him he had three birds in his bag, which I did not think had flown there of their own accord and committed suicide.' For Sport ....

..... he knew it was up to him to say something

He knew it was up to him to say something in order to get the conversational ball rolling. But what on earth did one say to a

..... to his surprise on getting inside he found the shop

To his surprise on getti ....