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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Public Speaking and Your Time

When speaking, check with your contact – how much time you have – right before you present. It may have changed. I saw a speaker, keynote, in the middle of his speech and when he saw the time card go up we all heard him say: “Really? I thought I had 45 minutes.” The audience of 400 people now knew that someone screwed up and told him he had longer than he thought. He then had to collect his thoughts, skip ahead, and finish up. Be prepared If your speech gets cut short, know where you need to go, be sure to include your summary/closing and do not end abruptly.

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