#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: - not out' was the ma ....
  • Speeches - the footman stoo ....


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 the great Dane suddenly launched into a spirited rendering of 'One Fine Day.' The agent yawned. 'Performing dog,' he growled.

'Seen plenty of them in my time, nothing new in that.' The dogs' owner explained. 'Perhaps I ought to tell you it's a trick.' The agent's boredom lifted a little. 'Well, that might be different,' he commented.

'What's the trick ?' 'You see,' the little man confided. 'The great Dane can't sing a note really, but the poodle's a smashing ventriloquist.' For Sportsmen The village batsman tipped the ball beautifully and there was a chance of a quick single. A fraction of a second before the batsman reached the wicket at the other end, a well aimed ball had dislodged the middle stump. 'How's that,' roared the fielder, the whole of the visiting team, and the spectators.

..... 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.

'Yes, it was,' agreed the umpire, 'And if you were not a ....

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

The footman stood woodenly to attention, his eyes fixed on some distant object. 'His lordship,' he announced in stately fashion, 'Is not at home.' 'What kind of ruling is that?' asked his noble ....

..... time after time the balls were skied and ought to

Time after time th ....