Tuesday, May 24, 2005

can you be too prepared?

Speechifying trivia: Woodrow Wilson, while U.S. President, led a small trend in short speeches, unusual in his day as it is in ours. A member of his Cabinet asked how much time he spent preparing to speak, and Wilson said, "It depends. If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.” We say: Keep the speech short and the preparation long, and your presentations will always win the audience's vote. Email us at info[at]dontgetcaught[dot]biz if you want to learn more about great starts and finishes for speeches, presentations and more.

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