Winning tips on speechifying from the New York Times Opinionator.
Teddy Wayne expands on the classic tools of Public Speaking 101 with heartfelt advice like:
Imagine everyone in the audience naked. Empathetically conjure up the array of body-image issues they must have dealt with, especially in adolescence. Alter the direction of your speech, engaging them in a group-therapy session. To make them feel comfortable, get naked.
But if that doesn’t work, just throw up a powerpoint slide of your talking points. That always wins them over, right?