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Chapter 11. The Life of the Party: Speak... > Making Happy Talk - Pg. 87

The Life of the Party: Speaking to Entertain 87 The Least You Need to Know · Speeches that entertain must be closely linked to the audience's needs and wants. · Develop a clear thesis and method of organization for these speeches. · "Entertaining" doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be humorous; avoid humor unless you're com- fortable with it. · Do thorough, careful research; there's no substitute for hard work. · Build goodwill with the you-attitude and emotional appeals.