Create Great Keynote Speeches - from Patricia Fripp

Master speaker Patricia Fripp has written a great blog post: Create Clear, Concise, Creative Keynotes: 5 Ways to Make Every Word Count

Here is her first point:
1. Be conversational. A good speech, especially for today’s audiences, needs to sound conversational. However, there is a difference between a conversation and a speech that sounds conversational. An actual conversation involves back and forth. In a conversational speech, you imagine a crisp, concise conversation with your audience, avoiding unusually long pauses, run-on thoughts, and digressions of real discussions. Instead of words like “whatchamacallit” and “What was I saying?” you select the most appropriate, specific language, especially for your opening.

Read the rest of her post here: