Secrets To Planning
The Perfect Speech For An Actor: How to plan to give the best speech
of your life!
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book like this one is the result of years of real-world work
experience. In my over 25 years of working for 7 different firms, I
have met countless fantastic people and I've been mentored by some
truly exceptional ones. Although I've probably forgotten some of the
people who made me the person that I am today, here is my attempt to
finally give them the recognition that they so truly deserve:
Dr. Jim Anderson
book is dedicated to my wife Lori. None of this would have been
possible without her love and support.
for the best years of my life (so far)…!
THE BEST WAY FOR AN ACTOR TO GIVE A GREAT SPEECH?
1: WELCOME TO THE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE GAMES!
2: “ONCE UPON A TIME…” – THE ROLE OF STORYTELLING IN BUSINESS
3: ARRGH! ISN’T THERE A LAW AGAINST GIVING BAD PRESENTATIONS?
4: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PERSUASION
5: GOING GLOBAL: HOW TO GIVE A PRESENTATION INTERNATIONALLY
6: HOW TO MAKE A TECHNICAL PRESENTATION RIVETING
7: HEY GOOD LOOKING – ARE YOU A PRESENTER?
8: DO YOU LOOK PRESENTABLE DURING YOUR PRESENTATION?
9: HOW TO PRESENT ON THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE
10: PERSUADE AN AUDIENCE USING 3 SECRETS USED BY PRESENTERS
11: PERSUASION POWER – HOW TO WIN OVER AN AUDIENCE
12: KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW MAY HURT YOU
What's The Best
Way For An Actor To Give A Great Speech?
No matter if the speech that you'll be expected to give is part of a
role that you'll be playing or if it is for some event outside of a
production, giving a good speech can be a real challenge. The good
news is that as an actor, you have the skills that it's going to take
to do this well. The same skills that you use to bring a role to life
can be used to breathe life into a speech.
Just think of all of
the great speakers who have gone before you Dr. Martin Luther King,
John F. Kennedy, Steve Jobs, the list goes on and on. Now you've been
give your chance to change the world!
I can well image
what you are feeling right now – fear, doubt, uncertainty. Don't
worry about it. I've got some good news for you – all of those
great speakers felt the very same thing. However, they were able to
muster up the courage to go out there and give the best speech that
they possibly could. They did change the world and you just might end
up doing the same thing.
However, before you
go doing that, we've got to make sure that you've got a well-planned
speech to work with. Planning a speech is the first step in creating
and delivering a powerful and effective speech. In order to plan a
speech you need to take the time before you start to write out your
speech and think about who you'll be speaking to.
When planning a
speech you need to make sure that you understand the purpose of your
speech. Why are you going to go to all of the effort to create and
deliver this speech? After you know that, take the time to think
about your audience: what do they want from your speech?
You're going to have
to choose what type of speech you want to give. You can choose to
deliver an informative speech, a demonstrative speech, an
inspirational speech, or a humorous speech. More often than not the
speech that you end up giving will draw from all four types of
The good news is
that I know that you're going to give a great speech and it's all
going to start with the planning. Take the time to read this book,
learn what you need to do in order to plan a great speech and then go
out there and knock 'em dead!
About The Author
I must confess that I never set out to be a public speaker. When I
went to school, I studied Computer Science and thought that I'd get a
nice job programming and that would be that. Well, at least part of
that plan worked out!
My first job was
working for Boeing on their F/A-18 fighter jet program. I spent my
days programming fighter jet software in assembly language and I
loved it. The U.S. government decided to save some money and went
looking for other countries to sell this plane to. This put me into
an unfamiliar role: I started to meet with foreign military officials
and I ended up having to give speeches in order to explain what my
Time moved on and so
did I. I found myself working for Siemens, the big German
telecommunications company. They were making phone switches and
selling them to the seven U.S. phone companies. The problem was that
the switches were too complicated. Customers couldn't tell the
difference between one complicated phone switch from another
complicated phone switch. Once again I found myself standing in front
of the room giving speeches in order to explain what these
complicated machines did and why ours were better than anyone else's.
I've spent over 25
years working as a product manager for both big companies and
startups. This has given me an opportunity to do many, many
presentations for customers, at conferences, and everywhere
I now live in Tampa
Florida where I spend my time managing my consulting business, Blue
Elephant Consulting, teaching college courses at the University of
South Florida, and traveling to work with companies like yours to
share the knowledge that I have about how to create and deliver
powerful and effective speeches.
I'm always available
to answer questions and I can be reached at:
Blue Elephant Consulting
communication skills that will
set your ideas free…"
To The Passive Aggressive Games!
Chapter 1: Welcome To The Passive Aggressive
Thanks to millions
of years of evolution, we are all pretty good at recognizing
situations in which we are called on to compete. Our communication
skills are tuned to allow us to make ourselves heard in these
situations and to get our point across. Which is why we all seem
to do such a poor job when we are faced not with competition, but
rather opposition. Oh, oh. What to do now?
So what is
opposition? Opposition is what happens when the group of people that
you are trying to communicate with are just dead set against what you
have to say. If you show up in a situation where you are going to be
telling your team about a great new documentation system that the
company has mandated that everyone will start using, you will
encounter opposition if nobody that you are talking to wants to do
documentation in the first place — it’s not that the new system
is a bad idea (although it might be), it’s just that everyone
rejects the idea of doing documentation.
What’s funny is
that although in our field of work we may struggle with how to deal
with opposition, the folks who work in politics deal with it on a
daily basis. Our elected officials are forced to deal with opposition
every day and so they have developed effective ways of dealing with
it. We could learn a thing or two from them:
The Other Side’s Issue: this is one of my favorite
approaches. Don’t go head-to-head with the opposition. Instead take
a careful look at what’s motivating their position: why doesn’t
your team want to do documentation? If you show respect for their
underlying issue and then go ahead and propose a different way of
solving it, you’ll basically cut off the opposition at the knees.
In our documentation case, if you show the team that offshore
developers do a poor job of native language documentation and by
doing a good job of documentation their work they will be able to
keep more jobs onshore, then you’ve accomplished your co-opting.
Redefine The Issue: Initially an issue may start out as a
tug-of-war. In order to solve this problem, if you redefine it in
such a way that it is no longer a tug-of-war, then you can win the
other side over.
In our documentation example, the issue
could start out as a “the company is telling us to do more work”.
This could be redefined as “Other companies have created products
that interface with our product. In order for them (and us) to be
successful, they have to understand how our product works and so
documentation is needed.” All of a sudden, what was something that
was being created for the faceless company becomes a tool for
specific small business owners.