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Humour is not just for comedians, but proceed with care! If used wisely and with great skill, humour can turn a good speech into an unforgettable speech. In Summary: How much humour you use will depend on how skillful a speaker you are. Be sure it is relevant, well-rehearsed and be extremely careful to not...
Impromptu or Short Notice speeches are seen by most novice speakers as the most frightening of any exercises they could be assigned. Usually you will have some warning but occasionally you may be asked to give a “Sudden Death” performance. Impromptu speeches need not be feared if you remember a few simple points: Impromptu speeches...
Whether you are the bride, groom, best man, or possibly a friend of the family, this is one of the most important speeches you’ll ever do. Find out how to make it great. In Summary: Know your audience – do your research and be appropriate Be prepared – you can even practise your speech at...
A speaker needs to be aware of the various barriers to communication that exist and the best way to overcome each of those barriers. In Summary: You have a responsibility to make yourself heard clearly, without distractions or unchecked prejudice Your message must be well considered and well practised Be aware of who you are...
The first 30 to 60 seconds of your speech are often the most critical. Read on for some suggestions to give your speech the best start possible. It is extremely important to get off to a good start in your speech. The first 30 to 60 seconds of your speech are often the most critical....
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