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5 Tips to add LIFE to your Speech

In this guest post, J.A. Gamache, 3rd place winner in the 2001 International Speech Contest shares 5 Tips for adding life to your speech.

The choice of words can make the difference between an interesting speech that we soon forget and a lively speech we remember for the rest of our lives. Here are 5 tips to add life to your speeches.

1 - Involve the five senses
Make your audience live a sensorial experience by using words that involve the five senses.

  1. Sight: Instead of saying: "She was sad," you could say: "A tear glided slowly down her cheek."

  2. Touch: "He put his hand on her shoulder…" could become: "He wrapped his arm around her shoulder.…" 

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