#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: - the local ne'er-do- ....
  • Speeches - on top of that ....


'No, no,' snapped the other.

'We were baiting the hooks with whales.' The sporting parson was making his way to church one Sunday evening when he saw two boys fishing.

He stopped. 'My lads,' he said.

'Do you not know that this is the Sabbath, and you ought not to. . . .' Just then one of the floats went under with a plomp.

'You've got a bite; you've got a bite. Whip it up, you young slow coach,' yelled the parson. The curate was sitting on the river bank with his sister and his fiancee-both extremely attractive young ladies.

..... the local ne'er-do-well passed by. 'caught anything ?' he enquired.

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, looki ....

..... on top of that i heard a loud report. i

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 ....

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

He knew it