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Have you ever attended a speech that... [message #347] Sun, 17 March 2019 23:29 Go to next message
Anonymous
...was too short? Looking back at over a decade of party meetings, protests, and strikes; having heard party cadre, people from the trade union apparatus, the occasional preacher, student activists, old hats and new joiners never felt a speech was too short. 90 % of the time, I felt a speech was definitely too long.

Is it me? I can stomach reading long texts. I'm not religious and yet the preachers have left the best impression of the lot so far (by being merely OK), so I suspect it's not me having extreme concentration problems, but widespread lack of self-reflection and developing oratory skills.
Re: Have you ever attended a speech that... [message #350 is a reply to message #347] Mon, 18 March 2019 03:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pato
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Registered: January 2019
Is not just you, I feel the same way but I'm not really a fan of speeches anyway
Re: Have you ever attended a speech that... [message #352 is a reply to message #350] Mon, 18 March 2019 13:49 Go to previous message
Karl
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Registered: January 2019
Very few people know how to give a good speech. Good speaking consists in having a few key points and adapting them to the audience. Reading a text to an audience is not a speech - it's a public reading. Another aspect of good speeches is being able to get the audience to participate, to applaud at certain points, to shout answers to rhetorical questions, etc. The best speakers I've seen have all been religious leaders.
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