I love surprises. I love surprising other people, do you? Nice surprises of course. My definition of a surprise is to cause another person to feel amazement or wonder. The kind of surprises I delight in are when something that you least suspect of happening, happens. Creating those positive surprising moments can be fun and exciting, of course, but being a Surpriseologist can also dramatically improve your public speaking effectiveness. The artful speaker knows that by adding the element of surprise to a speech it makes it engaging, entertaining and memorable.
In this 2 Episode post I want to tell you how I ended up in America being a server at a McDonald’s just to create a surprise moment for someone and how you can improve your public speaking effectiveness and make your speeches memorable by adding the element of surprise into your next presentation.
To read the transcript of the blogcast click here
- 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.