Surprisology & How To Start A Speech

Surprisology & How To Start A Speech

Surprisology  & How To Start A Speech

This “Artful Speaker” Blogcast is about using the art of a surprise to start a speech. Public speaking and presentations can be boring! So to gain attention at the start of speech is vital. If you have an important speech or presentation to give in a few days and you have rehearsed well, crafted powerful words that focus the audience on the one main idea you want to communicate, give your presentation that extra bit of excellence, use Surprsiology to start a speech!

To read the transcript of the blogcast click here

Can I Help You?

  • You have been asked to “say a few words” at the celebration of your companies success at winning a large new contract.
  • You have to give a short presentation at the second interview for the “job of your dreams.”
  • It’s your daughters wedding and you have to stand up and put into words the thoughts, feelings and emotions of “giving away” your most precious child.
  • A good friend has sadly passed away and you have been given the responsibility for writing a eulogy for their funeral, how do you sum up a life in 10 minutes?

I am one of those strange individuals who loves public speaking about legacy, leadership and speech writing. – See more about it here:

If you think I may be able to help you put together some words, let’s start a conversation. I could even possibly help coach you on delivering the speech.

Or send me a tweet!

Peter Billingham – Leadership Speaker, Speech Writer and Public Speaking Coach, Birmingham.

Photo Credit: PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay


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2 Responses to Surprisology & How To Start A Speech

  1. Jeff Brown

    Hey Pete! I stumbled onto your site via a mention I saw on Twitter by Jared Easley. Really like the work you’re doing sir.

    • Peter Billingham

      Hi Jeff – thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate that! Was it the episode where he offered that I would give everyone a foot rub? If so the offer closed :) I just popped over to your podcast – http://readtoleadpodcast.com/ and will connect through stitcher. I would so agree – all leaders are readers! I am an avid reader and always have been, here’s a few I love on leadership.

      Courageous Leadership – Bill Hybels
      Leadership and the 1 Min Manager – Kenneth Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi, Drea Zigarmi
      Leadership – Rudolph Giuliani
      The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor
      Shackleton’s Way – Margot Morrell
      Effective Leadership – John Adair
      Transforming the art of Leadership – Daniel Goleman
      Flourish – Martin Seligman
      7 Habits – Stephen Covey

      Thanks again!

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