How to Start a Speech

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  • Published on Mar 12, 2012
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  • Success Network
    Success Network Year ago +1112

    Really love the advice in this video!

    • Christian Hunter
      Christian Hunter 5 days ago +1

      Total nonsense. What a waste of time this video is (not to mention the idiotic nonsense about more people being alive than have ever lived....NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING TRUE! YOU’RE OFF BY ABOUT 92BILLION DEAD PEOPLE YOU JACKASS! Do us all a favor and UTFSE before giving your shite speeches

    • Briona Kennedy
      Briona Kennedy 16 days ago

      This is hopeful for incurable diseases tvclip.biz/video/gagn5tf9aYw/video.html

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump Month ago

      uh oh he missed the most ipmortnt point. you gotta be NAKED when you speak! people like seeing hanging junk. especially my junk because its kind of hairy and sometimes soaked in sweat becoz i workout all d time.

    • IKETOONS
      IKETOONS Month ago

      Ok

  • Chat is a waste of time

    This speech is a perfect example of how not to speak. Totally boring.

  • William
    William 7 hours ago +2

    "if you don't hit oil within the first minute, stop boring"

  • imaginenoreligion
    imaginenoreligion 10 hours ago

    "There's more people alive today, than have ever died."... nope www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-living-outnumber-dead/

  • Anthony Cassidy
    Anthony Cassidy 12 hours ago

    Stopped listening at 3:38. Even it we only start humanity 50,000 years ago, we pass 7 billion deaths approximately 10,000 years ago. I suppose falsehoods don't matter when you're in sales.

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    Monish Kumar 12 hours ago

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  • Wuff zu Wuffenberg
    Wuff zu Wuffenberg 17 hours ago

    too lenghty and boring

  • Belgrave, Diop
    Belgrave, Diop 18 hours ago

    Belgrave, Diop "Albaerto" Belgrave. And I'm 25, I'm very tech savvy, I work in IT, I'm a coder. And [pulling out my cellphone] my phone is off, see. I know how to use it, but I leave it on Airplane Mode most of the time...

    Speech that kept you from getting microwaved by 5G back in October 2018.

  • The Heated Vest Store Australia

    Ah that fact is totally not true.

  • Ehud Kinglord
    Ehud Kinglord 23 hours ago

    Super

  • Menya Savut
    Menya Savut Day ago +2

    How to start a speech: "Thank you, chairman, for the introduction." :-D

  • Alex Ayala
    Alex Ayala Day ago

    His hair is falling off as he speaks.

  • Bertrand Barraud

    If you start your speech by "There is more people alive today than ever died"... I can tell you I will jump out of my seat and will never listen to a word you have to say again lol
    Edit: (In 2015, an average of 108.2 Billion people was born in human history... we were about 7.4 billion...)

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  • derrick whittle
    derrick whittle Day ago

    Thanks so much.

  • Martyn McShane
    Martyn McShane Day ago

    There are currently seven billion people alive today and the Population Reference Bureau estimates that about 107 billion people have ever lived.

    This means that we are nowhere near close to having more alive than dead. In fact, there are 15 dead people for every person living. We surpassed seven billion dead way back between 8000BC and AD1.

  • jarrod madssen
    jarrod madssen Day ago

    what if u r mute like u can't talk our out ur mouth or nothin

  • jarrod madssen
    jarrod madssen Day ago

    what if u r deaf

  • The Man
    The Man Day ago

    Boring!

  • Javier A. Becerril

    It makes absolute sense. In Spanish, we call it "chisme", probably the most efficient way to engage people.

  • Faisal Y
    Faisal Y 2 days ago

    These days if you seak like Donald Trump ppl will love you, hear you and follow you......sadly

  • Dan Mart
    Dan Mart 2 days ago

    Very poor speaker. His advice is next to worthless.

  • Levon Hardy
    Levon Hardy 2 days ago

    the whole time Im thinking this guy is terrible and came down to comments and I wasnt wrong lol

  • Google Google
    Google Google 2 days ago

    With an arse with ears face😁

  • Robert
    Robert 2 days ago

    How to Start a Speech - Open your mouth. How to End a Speech - Close your mouth.

  • Sam Fern
    Sam Fern 3 days ago

    Fantastic advice

  • Basel Kaskas
    Basel Kaskas 3 days ago +1

    at 6:00 the grown up way to start a story
    Hold my beer

  • Marie-Claude Thibeault

    Blackberwhat? XD

  • Arch Stanton
    Arch Stanton 3 days ago

    Kinda lost interest near the end. It kinda fizzled out 7/10.

  • Shilan hassan
    Shilan hassan 3 days ago

    Really amazing I like the way that u speak
    It gives audiences confident

  • jonas andersson
    jonas andersson 3 days ago +2

    so we should start by lying to the peoples faces?

  • RAIDERS FAN
    RAIDERS FAN 3 days ago

    Dang it. this is two comments late for having a huge hand in cribbage.

  • Nirmal Ranadive
    Nirmal Ranadive 4 days ago +2

    07:07 for those who wanted see them again.

    • Arch Stanton
      Arch Stanton 3 days ago +1

      Nirmal Ranadive Best bit in the video.

  • iniohos2
    iniohos2 4 days ago

    so if google says it its true?? google=GOD=the Truth

  • Pia Naragas
    Pia Naragas 4 days ago

    We have the same ear

  • Gustavo Henrique
    Gustavo Henrique 4 days ago

    I think he didn't start his speech well. But I'll dig it further even though I'm already unconvinced by the irony.

  • dumolebob
    dumolebob 4 days ago

    Sorry, but This is a perfect example of how to not start a speech! I don’t know whether I died or fell asleep?

  • jertzee
    jertzee 4 days ago

    Dead/Alive-seriously incorrect "fact",and his No.1 point was soooo weak.

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    Md Ariful Islam 4 days ago

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  • pervi pristup
    pervi pristup 5 days ago

    vlammmmingen

  • JP
    JP 5 days ago +1

    Watched x 2 Speed!!

  • Christian Hunter
    Christian Hunter 5 days ago

    Ok, this guys “fact” is attention getting to anyone with a brain because it’s obviously wrong!
    This brand of lazy disinformation pisses me off and, FWIW, I didn’t find this speaker compelling at all.
    “Get to the friggin point man! And while you’re at it, UTFSE before disseminating total nonsense as fact”....(like we need more misinformation these days!). Ugh! Rant over.

  • Christian Hunter
    Christian Hunter 5 days ago +2

    Good god man you’d think he’d research his “factoid” about more people being alive today than have ever lived! That’s not even close to true, FYI, there are about 7.5bn people alive today that descended from over 100bn people who are definitely dead. I know not point of the talk, but that kind of lazy misinformation is one of the last things we need on YT today.

  • Terre Tulsiak
    Terre Tulsiak 5 days ago

    I'm sorry to say that this guy bored me to tears- because he seems earnest and likable but wasted time, and spoke too slowly in getting to the point.

  • Peter Evans
    Peter Evans 6 days ago

    LOL, it takes this guy THREE MINUTES to tell you what he is trying to tell you. This speech is geared towards dundering chowderheads.

  • Waterlec
    Waterlec 6 days ago

    Once upon a Time....Sounds like a fairy tale.

  • محمد گنجی نژاد

    I change my way, in presentation of college, so thanks man

  • Owen
    Owen 7 days ago +2

    1:03
    When the teacher calls you on and you don't know the answer so you try and stall.

  • Calgary soccer
    Calgary soccer 7 days ago

    Seriously, Who actually checked Linkedin before going to a network bar? Just him...! I started to get out my Blackberry when he started to talk about more people alive and dead...

  • The Angriest Puppy
    The Angriest Puppy 7 days ago

    I always start my speeches with...




    Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself.

  • m v
    m v 7 days ago +1

    Education means nothing without morals

  • John Wall
    John Wall 7 days ago

    It's ironic that someone who's giving a lecture about how to communicate w/an audience, connect w/people, and get and retain their attention starts out w/a factoid("There are more people alive today than have EVER died!") that is not just false, it is WILDLY inaccurate.
    It COMPLETELY undermines everything else he says because once I know that one thing a person has claimed is untrue(particularly when it's VERY untrue), I take literally EVERYthing I hear from them moving forward, w/a grain of salt.
    I'm confident that people can quibble w/the numbers on the margins, but the most in depth look into the ratio of people alive today vs the number of people who've ever lived is a measly SIX percent.
    It's just odd that the SINGLE interesting tidbit that he wanted to grab our attention with was so mind-BLOWINGLY wrong.

  • Julio Jesus Jimenez
    Julio Jesus Jimenez 8 days ago

    Sounds like BULLSHIT to me.

  • Sudo Nym
    Sudo Nym 8 days ago +2

    Tell them what you're going to tell them
    Tell them
    Tell them what you've told them

  • Stig Johansen
    Stig Johansen 8 days ago +1

    Extremely boring video, just bullshit.

  • John Munroe
    John Munroe 8 days ago +1

    Where's the PowerPoint?

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  • Amiel Patrick Barrido Alba

    i am here watching over the your speech deliverance to public and in your audience i want to but i dont have ability to to show up

  • AFY269
    AFY269 8 days ago

    Usually, I read the comments section first to determine whether to go ahead with the video or just skip it... Skimming through the first few comments usually I would have skipped this video... fortunately I didn't... Very good sharing...