What is the point of a speech?

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(photo: Was an audience member yesterday. The speech was for rural cellular service providers.)

What is the point of a speech?

Do we teach best that which we need the most to learn? Is it true we learn twice when we teach?

These two notions are the reason some speakers reach levels they never dreamed of?

The point of a speech is to engage the audience at a level, and in a manner, which a piece of paper or a web link can’t. Otherwise, we could simply read the notes.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Donna, a book on speaking is a possibility. Next up will like be books (yes, plural) about _____. (fill n the blank with a guess. 🙂

  2. Well, first guess would be leadership. Then the book can be sold in conjunction with your speaking engagements.??

  3. Donna, never intended to go this route. And like Steve Jobs and shelving the iPad to chase the iPhone, MLC is being temporarily “shelved”.

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