Monday, February 02, 2009
THE PERFECT SPEECH
On You Tube see the video of The Perfect Speech by Angela Lansbury Author on the site of William Brougham.
To summarise my points:
1 Start with a surprise.
I demonstrate a visual surprise with a prop.
I am assuming the audience is sitting in front of you waiting.
On a magic site I saw an except from a video showing you how to do street magic. They showed how to use sound to get attention from passers-by.
2 Speak loudly enough to be heard.
3 Know where your speech is going and make this clear, especially if you have something to sell or promote.
4 Forget fear. Take deep breaths. Plan your speech. Practise at a speakers' training club such as Toastmasters International.
5 End with a call to action - if possible echoing the message from the start. As I am now:
See me demonstrating The Perfect Speech on you tube - search for You tube Perfect speech Angela Lansbury author.