Monday, 22 June 2009

Good and Bad Speeches

David Hepworth at Word Magazine makes a very good point - click here

"In the course of attending a lifetime of speech days I have finally realised you can tell a good speaker from a mediocre one without actually hearing a word of what they're saying. The poor speaker looks at their notes. The good speaker looks at their audience. The poor one thinks you're listening to hear what they're going to say. The good one knows you're listening to them because they're interesting to listen to."


Steve Hinton said...

This is great - encapsulates so much of what is good and bad about so many speakers.

Andy G said...

Great comment. I'm preparing a major speech now so will hold that though