9. They rally troops before an alien invasion
Next time you’re at the podium, visualize everyone in their underwear—and under threat of an alien invasion that is sure to wipe out all life on earth. You’ll find that any stress you had about announcing your company’s poor fourth quarter has disappeared. Because the fourth quarter is our Independence Quarter! Whitmore/Edelson Holdings is not vanishing without a fight! Humankind and the Dallas office may be on the brink of extinction, but we’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!
8. They brandish a weapon while a bloodthirsty mob surrounds them
There’s always a speech brewing when you’re brandishing a weapon. But none more poignant than when you’re brandishing a weapon while being surrounded by a bloodthirsty mob. It’s an intense, high-risk/reward training exercise that only the best public speakers use. You won’t find any flustered heads crippled under the weight of the moment here. Just successful public speakers warding off potential murderers with articulate speech and impassioned spitting. And a weapon.