Public Speaking: False Guest Speaker Gag

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A better version includes a presentation that is customized for the group. Really good speakers open up the microphone for a question and answer session in which they ad-lib or give pre-written comical answers to expected or planted questions.

Go Behind the Dream: How Martin Luther King's Great Speech Happened

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  He recaptures very convincingly the state of mind of King’s circle beforehand, not knowing whether or not the speech would be a success, worrying about harassment from the FBI, and struggling with the demands of all the groups that wanted to be involved and have their say in how the day worked.    Of course the magic happened in the second half of the speech, where King left his script and ad-libbed the incredible “I have a dream” sequence, as I’ve blogged about before.

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Public Speaking - No Backfires Please

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It should have good intent, i.e., you should be able to laugh with the group that was fooled and not at them. Even if you plan the joke carefully, once the person or group is "on stage" they must be able to ad lib and adjust to whatever situation arises.

Public Speaking: Creating Memorable Moments

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It should have good intent, i.e., you should be able to laugh with the group that was fooled and not at them. Even if you plan the joke carefully, once the person or group is "on stage" they must be able to ad lib and adjust to whatever situation arises.

How to be a passionate speaker, pt. 2

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  There are actually two sets of threes here: the groupings of black and white, Jews and Gentiles, and Protestants and Catholics, as well as the final triumphant, “ Free at last! ” By giving us two groups of two — every village and every hamlet , and every state and every city — King creates in us a need to have the completion of a group of three. And of course he balances the two sets of groups perfectly.  What other verbal techniques convey passion?

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 3

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is a great example of a specialist group that can appreciate a good talk on a non-gardening topic. Public Speaking Tip #378 : Interruptions can occasionally be the humorous speaker's friend if you can work ad-libs or your existing material around them - preferably without embarrassing the unfortunate audience member responsible.

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

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I ad- libbed, “I guess I won’t toss a bag to a lady if a guy as big as you can’t open that.&#

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Public Speaking : Tough Venues

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It wasn't the other group's fault the sound system blew up at this event so you can't cause them problems by being late. For noise coming from the next room, have some pre-planned ad-libs ready to acknowledge the distraction and continue if possible. Did you ever present in a barn? How about a bowling alley? How about a community center where drum lessons are being given in the next room?

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Rands In Repose: Keynote Kung-fu Two

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That seven-slide deck that turned into an hour of ad-libbed brilliance. In Keynote’s slide navigator, hitting tab will indent the current slide and create a collapsible group under the prior slide. Multiple inspectors: Keynote added an additional mini-toolbar, which includes many of the common inspector options, and I use it a ton, but I still need the inspector window.