December 28, 2013

Scream a little

Fellow speaker,

World Champion Speaker Randy Harvey recommends you SCREAM in your speeches.  Put into your speeches phrases that have:

  • Simile (like or as (e.g., "She is like a tiger")
  • Contrast (showing how things are different from each other (e.g., "I come to bury Caesar not to praise him")
  • Rhyme (internal to words inside a phrase or external to words on the edges of a phrase (e.g., internal "Ask not what..." and external "Ask the task")
  • Echo (repeating words (e.g., "I have a dream...I have a dream...")
  • Alliteration (repeated sounds (e.g., "fancy phone..." or "fantastic ban")
  • Metaphor (saying something is something else (e.g., "She is a tiger")


Tim Wilson
Professional Speech Coach
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