#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: - well he's a flaming ....
  • Speeches - but to their ast ....


'That's a fantastically clever dog, you have there.' 'Oh, I don't know,' answered the man 'I wouldn't say that. I can always beat him.' He was homeward bound, minding his own business and walking quietly along the pavement. Suddenly the horse spoke to him.

It was an ordinary kind of horse, the kind which used to draw milk-carts through all our cities, and he was the last one of his breed still plying his old trade.

The man stopped, stared incredulously at the horse. 'Did you say something,' he asked.

The horse snorted 'Of course I said something. I said did you know I once won the Derby ?' At this moment the milkman came along the street. The passer-by stopped him and said. 'You won't believe this, but your horse just spoke to me.' 'Oh, yes,' the milkman was plainly unbelieving.

'And I suppose he told you he once won the Derby.' 'That's right,' the passer-by was excited.

..... well he's a flaming liar, that horse,' said his owner.

'Well he's a flaming liar, that horse,' said his owner. 'In point of fact, he only came third.' The two frogs had had a heavy night of it, and the grandfather of all hangovers was their morning reward. 'We need some aspirins,' said one. < ....

..... but to their astonishment when the visiting side went out

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 ....

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

He'd seen them all, heard ....