If you surf the Internet at all these days, you are guaranteed to run across a web site that has a gallery of funny videos. They are everywhere now. The day after the State of the Union address, I found about forty web sites that had spoofs of President Bush’s speech on them. They were hilarious. My friends and I rolled for days about some of the things on these videos. Many of the funny videos that appear on the web are spoofs on someone, or something famous, but some of these videos are just everyday situations with a funny twist.
If you do not care for funny videos that make fun of celebrities or other famous people, then you might find the videos about everyday situations a little more your speed. I have seen many different funny videos that show an everyday task, like IT helpdesk, but they over exaggerate the stereotypes in the situation. The IT helpdesk video that I have watched was very funny, because the guy answering the phones was putting the customer on hold every five seconds. Then when the customer was on hold he would complain that the customer was the stupidest person in the world. The helpdesk representative would then get back on the phone and he would be overly nice and patient.
The forth thing to remember is, you are a valuable source of information. Once you understand the value that you have to offer, the speaking process can become simple. Even though the speaking part may seem impossible, you can work through it with many different techniques. For example, you can try meditation style breathing techniques.
Watch how they engage their audience, their timing, their use of (appropriate) humour, how they dress, how they incorporate their audio-visual stuff, how they start, how they conclude.
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In an age of accelerating change and increasing uncertainty, people are looking for clear direction, and we need to provide it. Whether we are shaping a new vision, spearheading an initiative into an untried market, speaking to the media, addressing a social function or simply conducting a business meeting, effective public speaking is frequently the margin of difference between success and failure.
So rather than re-writing the same reply nineteen thousand times over the next ten years, I thought I might make my life easier and formalise my thoughts on the matter with a post.
You might be thinking at this point “how do I give speeches like this?” The manual has all the information you need to follow. Plus, in the group, you will be assigned a mentor to help you through all your speeches.