Public Speaking Commentary: The Third Era?

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The first claim she makes refers to great orators of the past and the era of the orator in general. Tags: Opinion Political Speeches Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech Writing Uncategorized Audience Involvement Audience Participation Public Speaking Tips I recently read a post by Olivia Mitchell called “Are You Ready for the Third Era in Presenting?&#

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Public Speaking and Marco Rubio: The Senate May Have A New “Speaker”

Matt Eventoff

His passion came through and the audience, both live and on television, could see and feel it – not an easy thing to accomplish. Last evening, there were well over 100 combined victory and concession speeches. One stood out among all of them. Florida Senator-Elect Marco Rubio gave what I feel is one of the most effective speeches in the recent past, for reasons having absolutely nothing to do with his politics. Is Senator Rubio naturally gifted as a communicator?

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Are you ready for the third era in presenting?

Speaking about Presenting

The third era – the era of the audience – is going to be challenging for most presenters and public speakers. The era of the orator. In one of my first posts on this blog, I described how I had to unlearn this style of presenting so that I could connect better with the audience. Politicians and other public figures such as Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and now Barack Obama are classic examples of orators. The era of the audience. Audience expectations.

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The Gettysburg Address: An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

Today, 19 November 2010, marks the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 1863. In one of the first posts on this blog , I compared Lincoln’s two-minute address with the two-hour oration by Edward Everett on the same occasion. In a speech that was comprised of only 10 sentences and 272 words, Lincoln was able to strike a chord that would resonate not only with his audience, but one that would resonate through time.

The Greatest Thumb Sucking Orator in History

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skip to main | skip to sidebar The Greatest Thumb Sucking Orator in History Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Labels: Charlie Brown , Christmas , John Zimmer , Linus , Readings Earlier this week, I was very excited about the post I planned for Christmas Eve. He understoo d that his speech had to be relevant to his audience. He had great eye contact with the audience. (I Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Monday, October 4, 2010 Labels: Acting , Audience , Authenticity , Belief , Persuasion , Public Speaking , Rich Hopkins photo by erix ! Yes, its true - your audience can see right through you. Sarcasm substituting for humor - it can be easy to let sarcasm slip through and excuse it as an effort to be funny, and connect with the audience.

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5 Public Speaking Lessons from President Lincoln – Happy Birthday Gettysburg Address!

Matt Eventoff

It means that when speaking or writing, focus on what the audience really wants and needs to know, rather than just on what you want to say. “ Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.&#.

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Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

That didn't happen, but he did became enamored with natural orators: the preachers, teachers and politicians of his Kentucky childhood. The secret, Phil says, is to listen to the audience. As speakers we might think we know what people like, but the audience will let us know what they actually benefit from. We must invest ourselves in the people in our audience, and reflect on the unique opportunity we have to make a difference to thousands of people.

Can British Prime Ministers still learn from Aristotle and rhetoric?

Pro Humorist

As audience members we all want to know, “what’s in it for me” By using these words, it may have helped them connect more with the people in the audience. But I feel that both Brown and Cameron can learn a lot from American orators of the past. But political speakers and orators need to be able to effectively use rhetoric I feel. But I feel that both Brown and Cameron can learn a lot from American orators of the past.

Can British Prime Ministers still learn from Aristotle and rhetoric?

Pro Humorist

As audience members we all want to know, “what’s in it for me&#. By using these words, it may have helped them connect more with the people in the audience. But I feel that both Brown and Cameron can learn a lot from American orators of the past. But political speakers and orators need to be able to effectively use rhetoric I feel. As audience members we all want to know, “what’s in it for me&#.

Improve Your Presentation…One Bit at a Time

DeFinis Communications

Used by orators since the time of Aristotle, rhetorical devices persuade, inspire, educate, entertain and delight audiences. Just about everything is fair game when it comes to building presentation content that is vastly more interesting and relevant to your audience than just the facts. With his back to the audience, he snarled in my face, “What are you doing?” November 16 & 17, 2010, Palo Alto, CA. December 8 & 9, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

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Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

That didn't happen, but he did became enamored with natural orators: the preachers, teachers and politicians of his Kentucky childhood. The secret, Phil says, is to listen to the audience. As speakers we might think we know what people like, but the audience will let us know what they actually benefit from. We must invest ourselves in the people in our audience, and reflect on the unique opportunity we have to make a difference to thousands of people.

What children teach us about freedom and naturalness

Presentation Zen

Here in my home of Japan, we are not known for producing many remarkable orators or engaging presenters in the business world. Audiences endure more than they are engaged and inspired. Seven months ago, my first child was born here in Japan. A beautiful girl (pictured right). Anyone who has kids knows that they change your life like no other event can, and though you are in the role of parent and teacher, it is your child who actually teaches you far more than you ever expected.

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

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Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, October 29, 2010 Labels: Go Ahead and Laugh , Humorous Speaking , Rich Hopkins , Speak With Humor If there is only one thing you do to improve your speaking, choose humor. CONNECTS YOU WITH YOUR AUDIENCE THEYLL LIKE YOU - THEYLL REALLY LIKE YOU! CAPTURE THEIR INTEREST & KEEP THEIR ATTENTION EMPHASIZE POINTS WITHOUT HITTING YOUR AUDIENCE OVER THE HEAD! Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

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Speaking with Authentic Authenticity

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking with Authentic Authenticity Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, October 8, 2010 Labels: Audience , Authenticity , Public Speaking , Rich Hopkins , Scott Ginsberg , Scott the Nametag Guy , Speak and Deliver How do you show YOUR Authenticity? Earlier this week, I spoke about Audiences with X-Ray Eyes & Ears , and the dangers of speaking on a topic you dont believe in. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

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Re-Learning for the Very First Time: A Review of 'resonate', by.

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That said, I was pleasantly surprised, and feeling just a little bit guilty, to be offered the opportunity to receive a review copy of her latest book, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. Techniques such as Making the Audience the Hero, explanations of Syd Fields Paradigm, illustrations of The Heros Journey, are but three early examples of Duartes analytical approach to speaking. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

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What Moves an Audience?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar What Moves an Audience? You know what you want your audience to do. Youre gung ho and ready to go, but by time youre done, your audience is left unmoved, unchanged, and unimpressed. Storytelling gets your audience involved and invested - both with you, and your topic. Its easy to convince yourself that stories are fluff, that your audience just wants the bottom line. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Hostile Audiences - A Case Study by Bob Ingram Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Labels: Audience , Bob Ingram , Hostile , Relationship Strategies University , sexist Speaking can often take you to place you never expected. I suppose there comes a time in every speaker’s career when we encounter our first hostile audience. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 2 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Thursday, August 19, 2010 Labels: Balance , People to People , Rich Hopkins Speaks Ole the Viking How many Audiences are in your Audience? Speaking to a younger audience (and their parents) carries with it unique challenges. Scour the messages you deliver for audience-specific moments. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

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Speaking Season 13 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season 13 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, August 27, 2010 Labels: Microphones , Minneapolis , Nebraska , North Platte , Ruby Tuesday Depending on your equipment, speaking can seem this dangerous. Small audience at the local community college. At least I didnt have my back to the audience! August 27, 2010 10:47 AM Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach said. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Grabbing the Audiences Attention: Myth or Method? Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Labels: Audience , Olivia Mitchell , Public Speaking , Rich Hopkins , Speaking Coach , Speaking Myths Photo by BG³Photo Today, I was checking out one of my favorite public speaking coachs blog, and was intrigued as Olivia Mitchell shared her thoughts on these three speaking myths. Are You Friends With Your Audience?

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public: The Climax - The Make or Break Moment in Speaking

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skip to main | skip to sidebar The Climax - The Make or Break Moment in Speaking Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Monday, October 18, 2010 Labels: Climax , Contest , Humor , Practice , Preparation , Rich Hopkins , Speak and Deliver , Testing Material , Toastmasters I was in the mood to laugh this weekend - so I went to a Toastmasters Contest. The winner, however, got the audience roaring with her talk "I Feel Bad About My Neck". Are You Friends With Your Audience?

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Delayed applause for Cameron's government - from the Conservatives!

Max Atkinson

What struck me as fascinating about these glitches was that they all occurred at points where you'd have expected an instant an/or prolonged response - if audience was in wholehearted agreement with what had just been said. The trend recurs in Cameron's speech Given that Mr Cameron is by far the most accomplished British political orator of his generation, I wasn't expecting to see it in yesterday's speech.

Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Dont Let Toastmasters Hurt You in 2010 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, January 1, 2010 Labels: Alan Weiss , Johnny Cambell , Professional Speaking , Sheryl Roush , Toastmasters , Tom Antion , World Championship of Public Speaking I hear, from time to time, that Toastmasters carries with it a negative connotation in the professional world of speaking. In 2010, put as much into Toastmasters as you want to get out of it.

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Speaking Season - 1 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 1 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Labels: Rich Hopkins Speaks , Sioux Falls , South Dakota , Speaking Mistakes I have 107 presentations scheduled between tonight and November 20th through my employer, People to People Student Ambassador Programs. So - amateur mistake - know thy audience, followed by pro recovery - make fun of thyself. August 19, 2010 8:43 AM John said.

Public Speaking Fear – Will They Reject My Words?

Pivotal Public Speaking

When you’re speaking – whether that’s to a client or a big audience – your intention is to connect with them, isn’t it? Are they all fabulous speech writers and award-winning orators? Guest post by Janet Hilts. Is your fear of speaking really a fear of rejection? That’s at the bottom of public speaking anxiety for a lot of people. The way to deal with this fear is to first take a closer look. What are you afraid might be rejected? Your words?

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When "um" became a dirty word

The Eloquent Woman

Up until the 19th century, great orators barely gave the ums and uhs a mention when they laid out the rules of a good speech. And with the explosion of radio, speakers discarded the loud, bombastic voices they had used to reach live audiences and replaced them with smooth, uninterrupted patter. EW: When voice recording began, was it speakers or their audiences that drove the new trend toward umless speech?

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Speaking Season - 10 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 10 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Labels: Art of Speaking , Assumptions , Preparation , Rich Hopkins , Sioux City Dont Assume. August 24, 2010 5:33 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Search This Blog Loading. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning! Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears ► September (8) Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

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400th post: Oratory and the Sound of Music

Max Atkinson

Notice how the theme from Brahms's first symphony comes in just as Kinnock concludes with "it was because there was no platform upon which they could stand" - and then builds as the camera pans along the Labur logo through the standing ovation and freezes on a final victory salute to the applauding audience as the music ends. THE UK GENERAL ELECTION 2010? As this is the 400th post since the blog began, I wanted to post something a bit special.

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Speaking Season - 21 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 21 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Thursday, September 2, 2010 Labels: Bemidji , Rich Hopkins , Speak and Deliver , Speaker , Styx Last night my Super Deluxe Robot Leg and I got some *star* treatment by the Sound Engineer for Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. John Zimmer September 2, 2010 8:53 AM Davey said. September 3, 2010 4:50 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Search This Blog Loading.

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 7, 8, 9 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Sunday, August 22, 2010 Labels: Customization , Iowa , Lincoln , Nebraska , People to People , Rich Hopkins , Sioux City , Testing Material My day in Lincoln started a bit late - slept in. Seemed to get the audiences attention right off the bat. Customize - letting the audience know you understand them and their lives is an excellent way to connect.

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Fact & fiction about body language 3: Do movement & gestures distract?

Max Atkinson

This positive reaction to movement is in fact typical of how members of audiences tend to react when commenting on each other’s presentations. There is, however, a small minority of cases where speakers’ movements do get a negative rating from audience members, such as when someone continually sways from side to side, or takes a few steps forwards and a few steps back, over and over again. The news from audiences about gestures is very similar to that on movement more generally.

Road School: Lessons from the Road #3

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Road School: Lessons from the Road #3 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, August 27, 2010 Labels: Avish Parashar , Fred Gleeck , John DiLemme , Road School , Tom Antion Spent 11 hours driving from North Platte, NE to Minneapolis, MN today. August 29, 2010 8:23 AM Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach said. Sorry Michael - this should now be fixed :) August 31, 2010 10:26 PM Avish said. Are You Friends With Your Audience?

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Speaking Season - 29 thru 32 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 29 thru 32 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, September 17, 2010 Labels: Joe Sensers , Minneapolis , Rich Hopkins , Seminars Ah finally Friday night - and the Joe Sensers across the way is calling my name for dinner. The back rooms were opened up for our audience to overflow into. September 23, 2010 5:11 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Search This Blog Loading.

Speaking Season - 21 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 21 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, September 3, 2010 Labels: 5 Hour Energy , Art of Speaking , Energy , Rich Hopkins , Testimonials , Unique Selling Propositions A relatively good turnout last night - some folks drove in from up to 2 hours away to discover how to send their kids to China next year as student ambassadors. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning! Are You Friends With Your Audience?

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Speaking Season - 12 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 12 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Thursday, August 26, 2010 Labels: Control , Measurement , Presentations , Results , Rich Hopkins , Speak and Deliver Sometimes it doesnt matter how hard you fight. Are you in a financially depressed area with an audience to match? Get your audience Laughing - and Learning! Audiences have X-Ray Eyes & Ears ► September (8) Speaking Season - 37 of 37?

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Speaking Season - 3, 4, 5, 6 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 3, 4, 5, 6 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Saturday, August 21, 2010 Labels: 4 Pak , Omaha , People to People , Rich Hopkins , Seminars Sometimes you just have to keep going, and going, and going. Started off with two high school groups who had identical itineraries for next year, then a middle school group, then an elementary audience. Audience members show up up to an hour early most days.

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Flexibility - Lessons From The Road #2

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Flexibility - Lessons From The Road #2 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, August 20, 2010 Labels: Catastrophe , Flexibility , Message , Show Switched from the silver Nissan Xterra Ive been driving in South Dakota to a big ol white Yukon today, in Omaha. As speakers, with audiences counting on us, we must be ready for anything. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning! Are You Friends With Your Audience?

Speaking Season - 22 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 22 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Friday, September 10, 2010 Labels: Attention , Audience , Brett Favre , Minnesota , NFL , Rich Hopkins I went head to head with Brett Favre Thursday night, in the heart of Minnesota. Still, we had a good 125 people in the audience, and I kept things compact, yet complete, to keep their attention while still laying out the opportunity.

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Speaking Season - 23 to 28 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 23 to 28 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Labels: Audiences , AV Techs , Guest Blog , Presentations , Rich Hopkins , Speak and Deliver Ebb/Flow by Robin Paris This weekend was packed with 6 more presentations - 3 more at Concordia University, 3 at Chisago Lakes High School. The Audience - at this stage of the game, I cant really control who is coming to my meetings, or how many.

Speaking Season - 32 to 36 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 32 to 36 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Thursday, September 23, 2010 Labels: Audiences , Mankato , Minneapolis , Rich Hopkins , Speaker Photo by [F]oxymoron Last weekend was an easier weekend than most - only 5 presentations - 3 in Minneapolis followed by 2 in Mankato. Despite my best efforts, it was clear to the audience that most people chose not to attend, which lowered their overall interest.

Speaking Season 11 of 107

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season 11 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Labels: Googled , Public Speaking , Rich Hopkins , Toastmasters Wow, I got to spend two whole nights in one hotel. -- Took an hour at lunchtime to visit a Toastmasters club in South Sioux City, NE - a short drive over the bridge once I correctly identified NE as the state, instead of IA, for the GPS. Get your audience Laughing - and Learning!

Michael Foot's memorable oratory

Max Atkinson

But, although Michael Foot had a reputation for being a very effective orator, it was almost impossible to find any comparable video clips of him using the same techniques, let alone receiving much in the way of applause. As a result, he spent most of his time glued to his scripts, hardly ever looking up at the audience and his delivery was much more hesitant than when he was free to speak without a text.