#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: - that's a fantastically ....
  • Speeches - well he's a flami ....


'How did this happen ?' asked the doctor. 'I bit myself,' came the laconic reply. The doctor frowned. 'Don't be ridiculous,' he said.

'How can a man bite himself on his own ear?' Replied the patient simply. 'Well, I had to stand on a chair, of course doctor.' Johnnie walked into the little country pub and was astonished to see a man sitting down at a draught-board, with a dog as his playing companion.

Each player had three pieces on the board. The man moved putting one of his pieces into obvious jeopardy. The dog pounced and 'huffed' the piece. Too late, he perceived his error, as the man then proceeded to 'huff' the dog's remaining three pieces in one move.

Johnnie was staggered.

Walking up to the man he commented.

..... that's a fantastically clever dog, you have there.' 'oh, i

'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. ....

..... '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 mo ....