by Adam Noar
You’ve always avoided speeches like the plague.
Even the thought of giving a speech makes you feel like you’re breaking out in hives, and the thought of completely forgetting everything in front of an audience kind of makes you want to ugly cry, Kim Kardashian-style.
Sorry to break it to you, but it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll be able to avoid giving speeches forever.
There are times in our life when we just have to give a speech; your lifelong best friend asks you to be the maid of honor or best man, you’ve received (or are giving) an award, there’s an issue you really care about that you’ve been asked to speak about in the town hall, etc.
The challenge with speeches is that we don’t have visual aids, like PowerPoints, to help us remember what to say next.