I found an article in an old Reader's Digest condensed
from Charles Osgood's book on public speaking called...
OSGOOD ON SPEAKING
I loved his tips and the little humorous examples he
gives to make his points. Unfortunately the book is out of print but you
can buy and download an audible ebook by
While we haven't downloaded and tried out the audible
ebook ourselves we know what a consummate speaker Osgood is with a
wondrously humorous way with the news (and his poetry).
Also If you would like to know more about the book
here's what I remember from the article.
He talks of public speaking in 7 steps.
Step 1 - Keep it Simple
Step 2 - Get Organized
Step 3 - Keep it Short
Step 4 - Be Real
Step 5 - Take Charge
Step 6 - Talk, Don't read !
Step 7 - Relax
He explains the 1st point with a hilarious example of
President Calvin Coolidge summarizing a 45 minute sermon by a preacher in
"What did he speak about?"
And what did he say about it?"
"He was against it!"
Still with me .... ?
and Go Get it !!
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