#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: - but to their astoni ....
  • Speeches - he'd seen them al ....


'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.

The other agreed, but he felt too ill to walk down to the village to get them. 'I know,' the first one had an inspiration.

'We'll send Sammy Snail.' He called the snail over, gave him half-a-crown and told him to get a big bottle of aspirin. Six months later, they were still waiting. 'Sammy has been a long time gone,' said the second frog.

'You don't suppose the little blighter has done a bunk with your money ?' From a clump of grass, a few feet away a tiny voice was raised. 'If you two stinkers don't stop talking about me like that behind my back, I shan't go at all' SHAGGY DOGS. 2 The visiting Cricket team had arrived.

Ten men and a horse.

The home side had plenty of humorous things to say about this.

..... 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 his first over. Scorn turned to amazement ....

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

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 wi ....

..... 'not out' was the majestic reply from the umpire. the

'Not out' was the majestic ....