Vol. #6  Issue #43

 March 15, 2008

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Coming to 0rder: Five Public Speaking Lessons Learned from Judge Judy
By Joy Fisher-Sykes

Public speaking, public speaking skills, presentation skills, Judge JudyIf you have watched T.V. lately, you’ve probably noticed a growing popular genre - reality courtroom shows. These shows are centered on litigants bringing small-claims court cases in a televised forum. Some of the cases can get pretty racy and you might think there is little you can gain unless you plan to go to court yourself. What if I told you that watching Judge Judy can not only expand your understanding of the law, but teach you how to make better presentations? The following are five public speaking lessons you can learn from following courtroom protocol and procedures:

Lesson 1 – Concentrate on I and Why
Every plaintiff, before proceeding into a courtroom, needs to be able to answer one simple question, “Why am I here?”

The same is true in public speaking. When you give a speech, you need to focus not only on the “I” but the “why” of the program. You need to know the purpose for your speech and clearly be able to answer:

Why is this talk important?
Why should the audience listen to me?
Why should the audience put my talk into action?

When you choose to focus on the “I” as well as the “why” of your presentation, you are more likely to connect with your audience and increase the overall value and effectiveness of your speech. 


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All three are working together to fight cancer and increase health awareness in  African American community.  Ed Sykes is co-chair of the FREE 2008 American Cancer Society's African American Men's Health Forum on April 19th.  For additional information and register for this special event, go to AAMHF


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"The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness
is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing
you deserve it, believing you will get it."

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