How Opponents Are Saved When Giving a Broadcast Speech
Opponents Saved Broadcast Speech can be compared to a marriage proposal in a dating scenario. You have been out with your date for several hours and you are sitting at the bar watching the game and he comes over and starts talking about the upcoming wedding. Before he finishes his drink he asks if you want to dance. Now if you said yes, then you both would immediately lock eyes and there would be nothing left to say but goodnight. If you said no, then it would take a few minutes before he would get up out of his chair and leave, still leaving you sitting in the corner of the bar, staring at the television.
In this scenario the two of you have exchanged numerous intimate details about each other throughout the evening. As you know, you will definitely remember the last sentence of the speech he delivered that night because it stuck with you. During the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, the opposing team’s coach came to the TV set during the game to congratulate his team for a big win. Out of the blue he starts talking to the commentator on the radio and during that time, his voice cracks and his diction are slurred. The next thing you know, he blurts out, “I think our fans are going to hate me for this”.
He might have meant to say “our fans” or “my fans”, but instead, he said “our worst enemies”. It stuck with you, and you could not help but think that maybe you should have asked for someone else to give that speech. The entire scenario is cringe worthy and pathetic. The same can be said for many people who go on national television to speak on behalf of their country or their team. It is no wonder that speech writers are always in search of ways to improve upon this art.
This is not one of those times where it is advisable to write a speech from the heart. For one, the speaker knows that he is speaking to an audience comprised of friends and family. It is much more classy to write a touching speech and save it in your own files. However, if you happen to be known to the microphone every time that a big game or event occurs, it is best to include some kind of disclaimer that it was a bad idea to deliver your opponents speeches on stage while they were sitting behind you.
There is nothing worse than someone standing up in front of you and giving you a very personal speech, especially if it is at a sports arena. If you were given the job of hosting a talk show or a morning news show, it would be a wise move to keep your podium and microphone away from any cameras that might be recording the moment. You will also need to remember that there are people watching you, so any inappropriate speech could lead to a lawsuit.
One good way to get around the issue of audience recordings is to make sure that you have an actual camera on hand. If you don’t want to hold the camera and you’re confident that no one is recording you, then speak clearly and professionally. If you are giving a speech to a large audience, then you are probably going to have to do a little bit of reading from your podium to make sure that everyone gets your point. Even so, most speakers will let the audience know what they are about to say beforehand through signs or body language.
If you are giving a humorous speech, be prepared to add in a few jokes now and again. This will help to lighten up the mood. It will also keep the audience from becoming bored. Another thing to remember is that you can still go back and forth between telling jokes and talking to the audience. You may choose to stop and have a Q & A session or you can ask the audience a question. Either way, you’ll always be able to start again.
If you are in the middle of a heated argument with someone in the audience, don’t try to take the heat away from them. Even if you’ve already addressed your concerns to the person in charge of amplification, don’t take their side on the issue. There is enough to worry about without adding more. Let the other speakers finish their speeches before taking the opportunity to quip a few jokes.