Hints for Your Next Speech
When giving your next
speech, whether its on the fur trade, or just addressing a
groups of people, here are some tips to help you put your best
* Before your next talk,
and of course you are well prepared, make sure you are
well-hydrated. (drink at least 5-6 cups of liquid that day).
* Avoid dairy products,
for an hour before giving your speech. This will help with mucus
buildup and the need for clearing ones throat.
* Hot tea and coffee can
cause a dry, parched mouth or throat.
* Sugar and alcohol can
trigger a blood sugar reaction that can cause the
* Never speak on an empty
stomach, eat a piece of fruit, drink juice or have a dinner roll
30 minutes before your eye-opener of a speech.
* Stay away from caffeine,
it can make you jumpy during your presentation.
* If you have a head cold,
open your sinuses by breathing some hot steam from the sink or
shower. Use a nasal spray for first few days if needed, before
* Sore throat, gargle with
warm salt water several times in the hour before your speech.
(1/4 teaspoon of salt to two cups of water).
* Throat lozenges help to
fight cold symptoms and nervous dryness.
These helpful steps have
saved me a few times, they maybe slightly modified from the
one's used by Samuel Adams, when giving one of his famous 3 hour
orations, he also used some of these steps to his advantage,
with co-speakers, a few drinks or tea/coffee with a nice dry
pastry, of which he gave in large amounts and encouraged all to
have more, but himself, did not partake in.
He's the one that stated
"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the
people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from
keeping their own arms", with some of our citizens of
today, I wonder what little things he would serve them before
they made their speeches?