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Tips from a businessman philanthropist

From a Canadian businessman, investor, author and philanthropist, Seymour Schulich: Tips for making speeches better.

The 10 tips are:

  • be brief
  • have one idea to communicate
  • create a surprise
  • slow down
  • use cue cards and look up often (i do not endorse this one at all! Know the structure of your speech, not the actual words. If you must use cue cards, then just one word on the cue card, and then throw it away. Never read a speech!)
  • self-praise is no honour
  • never speak before the main course in a dinner speech
  • reuse good material
  • use positive body language (like this research on enthusiasm suggests)

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