Yesterday I gave one of the best speeches I’ve ever given on happiness at work to Junior Chambers Copenhagen. What made it good? This I think:
1: I opened up the speech by showing them my prepared notes (on little cue-cards)
2: I then made a display of tearing them up and throwing them away
3: And then I had the audience call out suggestions for topics they’d like to hear about
It also doesn’t hurt if you have an attentive, interested and active crowd listening.