#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: - there are many here t ....
  • Speeches - personally i am sure it ....


Actually he was my opponent; but we happened to share the same bunker. I am not going to pretend that our comradeship lasted for long. Mr. deserted me with quite unseemly haste, and I was left to continue the excavations by myself.

After the game-and I shall not tell you the result-he expressed his entire agreement with me that the bunker in question-and I am sure you all know which one I mean-ought to be removed.

Whenever I see this bunker I am reminded of the famous cartoon which appeared in Punch shortly before the last war. It showed Benito Mussolini, the Italian Dictator, on a golf course confronted by an enormous bunker.

Fixing his caddie with a stern eye he is saying 'Remove that bunker´┐Ż The moral, I suppose, is that golf is no game for dictators. It makes you modest. But I do not think Mr. needed to take up golf to acquire modesty.

He was born modest, and his behaviour after carrying off the Cup has been most apologetic. He has even been heard to say that it was a fluke. All of you who have seen him play, and those of you who have had the chastening experience of playing against him will, I know, deny that suggestion indignantly.

He was a worthy winner and he thoroughly deserved his success. Ladies and gentlemen, the champion REPLY TO THE TOAST OF THE CHAMPION. Example Speech Ladies and gentlemen, I feel greatly honoured by your kind reception of this toast.

I do not deserve it, any more than I deserve the prize that I happen to have won.

..... there are many here tonight who play a better game

There are many here tonight who play a better game than I do. If it is possible, I am even worse at speaking than I am at playing. I have had my attack of nerves when addressing a ball, but they were nothing compare ....

..... personally i am sure it could not have been worse;

Personally I am sure it could not have been worse; and the chairman is going to find that he made a very poor catch indeed.

And, it is too late to throw it ....

..... the object of rowing is, of course, to win the

The object of rowing is, ....