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Part: 6 The Moment of Truth - Pg. 262

262 Part 6. The Moment of Truth Five No-Fail Ways to Give a Terrible Speech: A Recipe for Disaster 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Don't prepare.Hey, we're all stressed for time. How can you be expected to find the time to write a speech? Besides, it's only a 5-minute speech. You can wing that, no sweat. Talk to your concerns.Drop the assigned topic: You know what's really important. Talk about things that concern you and only you. After all, you have the stage. Strive to impress.Use a lot of big words and difficult references. Your audience will think you're really smart, especially if they can't understand a word you're saying. Avoid facts.Hey, who cares what the facts are? Anyway, facts are hard to find. Opinions are much better than facts any day. Talk as long as you want.Make your point, then make it a few more times. Try your hardest to talk until the last person's head has dropped into the mashed potatoes.