Never underestimate the power of the first few seconds when you get to your feet to start speaking in public. Listen as I explain how the lessons that I learned through cold calling door to door helped me grasp the importance of overlearning your opening lines to a speech and sadly, the tale of one new salesman who didn’t!
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.
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Peter Billingham – Leadership Speaker, Speech Writer and Public Speaking Coach, Birmingham.