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horseback to college out in Missouri years ago, I used to go out in the barn and practice my talks to the horses and frightened pigeons. Talk to friends about the points you are going to discuss. Talk to any available group that will listen.
Don't imagine it is going to be difficult. You could make a good talk right now if somebody knocked you down. You have frequently made good talks at home when you were mad. Remember the heat and force and color you put into your talks then. All you have to do is to release that same intensity of feeling before an audience. Good public speaking is merely enlarged conversation. Remember nothing is holding you back except your own thoughts. So stop thinking of yourself. Think of your subject, your audience.
"What shall I talk about?" Talk about what interests you; speak with enthusiasm and you are sure to interest your audience. I know a man who could hold you and 5000 other people spellbound by talking about his hobby of collecting Oriental rugs. You may
know more about catfish or cyclones or cleaning fluids than anyone else in the audience. If so, that may be a good topic for you. Don't
try to get a topic out of the newspapers or the encyclopedia or a book of speeches. Dig your topic-or, if your subject is assigned, your approach-out of your own head and heart.
"How shall I prepare?" That question takes us right into the secret chambers of good speaking. Three fourths of the success of your talk will depend on whether or not you are adequately prepared. Most speakers who fail do so because they wouldn't take the time to prepare. Harry Emerson Fosdick, one of the most eloquent speakers in America, used to say that it took him ten hours to prepare a ten-minute talk and 2o hours for a 2o-minute talk.
You can stand up right now and talk about some childhood exploit or how you got started in business or the most exciting adventure of your life. You have lived through these things. The secret of preparation is to investigate your subject so thoroughly that it becomes for the time being as intimate a part of you as these vivid experiences. Suppose, for example, you have been asked to

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