Category: Tips from Celebrities

In a bit of a departure from our typical “Public Speaking Tips from Celebrities” column, we wanted to use this month’s edition to pay homage to the recently departed Muhammad Ali. In the ranks of quotable celebrities, he was surely a contender for world champion. 

At Ali’s memorial service in Louisville last week, his dear friend Billy Crystal delivered a eulogy that exemplifies our “connection, not perfection” mantra. Crystal’s message was authentic, delivered with passion and enthusiasm, and more than anything, connected him with the audience and the man he was memorializing.

Take a few minutes to watch the clip and you’ll see what we mean: Click here to view the clip

Speechworks is a communication and selling skills coaching firm. We teach professionals how to craft and deliver complex messages in a simple, persuasive manner. Since 1986, through workshops and one-on-one instruction, we have helped countless individuals become better presenters and communicators. You can reach us at 404.266.0888, speech@speechworks.net or on the web at www.speechworks.net

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