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The Right and Wrong Way for Leaders to Start a Speech

Learn the difference between great and not-so-great oration

One of my biggest public speaking mistakes was in 2000 when I oversaw the launch of a major public website. On the day of the launch, I was asked to give a short speech to dozens of people, including my team, my bosses, their bosses, and other executives.

I spoke about how much the moment meant to me, given my professional history and aspirations, and how proud I was to be affiliated with the project and lead it.

When I finished, the reaction wasn't so much "yea!" as "umm, okay."

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