The key to a good speech is to have a surprising truth
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Find something that everyone thinks is one way, and explain that really it’s this other way. If you can achieve that, you’ve hit a home run. Here are some simple phrases that will help you improve your public speaking skills.
Silence is deafening
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Most people think the way to add emphasis is to raise your voice. But if you really want to attract attention, be silent for a moment. I always pause before I say something important, and all the heads that were looking down jerk up.