- 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: - her husband, feelin ....
- Speeches - oh, come now, ma ....
SHE BLUSHED AND FEELING SOME EXPLANATION WAS DUE, SHE SOUGHT...
She blushed and feeling some explanation was due, she sought desperately for words to explain the situation. Blushing still deeper, she finally managed to blurt out - 'I was sure I had two when I came out.' A well-known solicitor had been called upon to defend a young lady who had been up for trial on alleged offences under the new Act. Owing to his eloquence and legal skill the young woman-a somewhat improbable blonde-was acquitted and was consequently very grateful to her legal representative.
Some few weeks after the trial, while walking out for an evening stroll with his wife, the solicitor noticed his blonde client walking on the opposite side of the road. The client waved to him effusively, and greeted him with perhaps rather more warmth than the circumstances warranted. As they passed out of earshot, the solicitor's wife looked suspiciously at her husband.
'And where did you meet that hussy ?' she asked.