Speech Presentation Course
- The purpose of a speech is to persuade.
- Perceptions are more powerful than facts.
- There is too much information in our brains.
- People forget fast!
Based on my experience, it takes approximately seven or eight hours to prepare a twenty-minute talk. It takes eight hours for an advertising agency to tape a thirty-second commercial. A rule of thumb among speakers is one hour of preparation for every 1 or 2 minutes of speech.
I like to quote Dale Carnegie who says, “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.”
JP. Morgan adds, “A person usually has two reasons for doing something: One that sounds good and a real reason.”
As a speaker with a message to transmit, we need to know as much as possible about the audience.