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HOW TO WRITE AND DELIVER A FREAKING AMAZING SPEECH IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS

CHAPTER 8. POSITIONING Where you stand during your speech is a non-verbal communication between you and the audience that can make or break you as a speaker. We have all seen a speaker planted behind the lectern holding on for dear life.  Sometimes standing behind the lectern is appropriate, especially if there is a fixed…

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HOW TO WRITE AND DELIVER A FREAKING AMAZING SPEECH IN 30 MINUTES SERIES

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HOW TO WRITE AND DELIVER A FREAKING AMAZING SPEECH IN 30 MINUTES SERIES

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SPEECH SERIES PART 4

HOW TO WRITE AND DELIVER A FREAKING  AMAZING SPEECH IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS CHAPTER 4. The Call To Action A call to action is a polite way to tell the audience to get off of their butt and DO SOMETHING! It is also a wonderful way to create relevance and a final connection with…

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SPEECH SERIES PART 3

HOW TO WRITE AND DELIVER A  FREAKING AMAZING SPEECH  IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS CHAPTER 3. The Opening Line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, “Call me Ishmael”, “It was a dark and stormy night”-these are all opening lines from great novels. The importance of the first line of a novel…

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SPEECH SERIES PART 2

CHAPTER 2. The Message Renowned speaker and author, Scott Mckain, once told me “People don’t care about what you have done. They care about how what you’ve done applies to them”. If you’ve climbed Mount Everest, in my opinion, you are a rock star, but what really matters to me are what observations, lessons, and…

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SPEECH SERIES PART 1

HOW TO WRITE AND DELIVER A FREAKING AMAZING SPEECH IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS WARNING: THIS INFORMATION CAN BE OFFENSIVE TO COMMUNICATION PROFESSORS            WHY THIS ? So, you have to give a speech. If you are like most non-professional speakers you are either receiving an award, running for office, giving…

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IT’S CALLED A SPEECH

I don’t much care for awards shows. Every now and then, however, I will see someone who impresses or even inspires me, like when Cuba Gooding Jr. won an Oscar for his role in Jerry Mcguire or when Roberto Benigni won an Oscar in 1998 for Life is Beautiful.  For the most part I see…

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