This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Sherry Richardson. Sherry started Alan Cox Automotive in 1983 with Alan and became sole owner in 1996. She speaks publicly about vehicle service and maintenance to educate and empower women and men. She also speaks about being […]
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In this Special Edition podcast, we’re going to do something a little different. Several of my featured speakers talked about the Power of Humor. But for many, getting humor right is a challenge — myself included. Enter Brad Schreiber, author of What Are You Laughing At? How to Write Humor […]
A few weeks ago, I gave my first speech for my current Toastmaster’s club, Speak Out! It was probably the most challenging presentation I’d ever given. The goals of the speech were:
- Entertain the audience through the use of humor drawn from personal experience and from other material that I had personalized.
- Deliver the speech in a way that makes the humor effective.
- Establish personal rapport with my audience for maximum impact.
And I had to do all this in 15 to 20 minutes.
Of course, not to do things the easy way, I added on the additional challenge of making it an “Icebreaker” or introductory speech that helps the club get to know me.
To be honest, I was so nervous that I was seeing blue and purple in the edge of my vision. I was almost afraid that I might faint during my speech.
Thankfully, my public speaking experience took over and I did fairly well. I asked several people if they could tell I was nervous … not a one had noticed. But now that I’ve seen this video, I can pick out my tells. The video is just under 20 minutes … can you find my tells?