Advice to speakers

Advice to speakers: In my life, I’ve heard thousands of speeches. I’ve written hundreds (I once worked for three years as a speech writer). And I’ve delivered dozens — perhaps more. Tonight, a friend named Jim Brown told me that a priest once gave him this advice about making a speech: “Be good or be brief. Be brief and they’ll think you’re good.”

Amen.

  • bhudgins
  • Shawn Lea

    I was trained in the camp of Be prepared, Be interesting, Be brief and Be seated! 😉 But when you write speeches for others, they don’t always agree however. (And I have written SEVEN this week for our annual conference. I keep telling people I’m fresh out of words but they just won’t believe me.)