Tuesday, May 20, 2014

One Speech Coach answers: WHAT MAKES A GREAT SPEECH Installment 14 of 15

 Make very careful use of visuals. For example, if you’re talking about the need to reconcile, don’t tell us we all have a distinct vantage on an issue – just put a vase of flowers in the room and ask us whose vantage is correct. We’ll get the message you want us to get, and all the more firmly not because you told us but because we “discovered” it on our own, as it were. And in a world overrun with technology be really careful of an essay transferred to PowerPoint, and then the “speaker” reads at us, one b o r i n g slide after the other. Leave Death By PowerPoint to the amateurs.

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