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Sharing a Bottle of Wine from the Podium

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to deliver the text of a speech more personally . Reading time: 1:48.

          You have a major speech to deliver. Your script is ready. But you’re not.

         wineYou hardly have time to read over your speech let alone rehearse it. And the last time you had to resort to reading your speech the old-fashioned way your monotone put half of the audience to sleep.

        To make matters worse, you know only too well that staring at TelePrompTer makes you look as robotic as you sound.

        But wait. There’s a better way to make sure your script isn’t showing.

        Hike up your script. Shorten it. Tighten it. Gather it. Beware of letting your script slip out beyond your control.

      Think of your speech not as words on paper but as so many thoughts bottled up within you over a long time, so many thoughts fermenting in the juices of your life’s experiences.

        Then share your bottle of thoughts from the podium with your audience.  Pour your thoughts out so poignantly and personally to your audience.  Embrace your script as you would a bottle of fine wine.  And read the text of your speech the way you would read a wine label:

       AT A GLANCE.

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