Jay Milano Attorney and Counselor at Law

Some Rules On Giving a Speech, Or an Opening Statement, Or a Closing Argument

  1. Write a list of the points you want to make.
    1. Put it aside, revisit it, look for connections
  2. Prepare by Outline
    1. You are going to know it- you are not going to read it
    2. Think about and then write out the phrases where you most want to use the beauty of language
  3. Be eloquent, soar- but don’t overheat it
    1. The baseline is simple, clear, unambiguous language
    2. Use your “Beautiful Phrasing” sparingly- but use it
      1. Bring your audience from the foundation of understanding up into the sky with you
  4. Use the rule of 3’s
    1. The most important of which is (read it to the end, it is a little different)
      1. Tell them what you are gong to say
      2. Tell them
  5. Make sure you prepare an ending that they will remember to get yourself off stage
  6. Then-Put the draft aside, come back to it
    1. Look for new connections and ideas
    2. Remember that good editing most often means cutting out the dead wood
  7. Then- when you stand up
    1. Slow Down and Breathe before you say your first word
    2. Remember understanding happens most often in the pause.
      1. Take a silent moment to let the point sink in
  8. If nothing else, they will remember your energy and passion- Let it Go

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