How to Start a Speech

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  • Success Network
    Success Network Tahun Yang lalu +688

    Really love the advice in this video!

    • Ampliz
      Ampliz 6 hari yang lalu

      I just started my podcast:
      Let me know if your are interested to take part in it.

    • titlewave
      titlewave Bulan Yang lalu

      *"i like the video of the guy and the speaking..."*

    • Bill Yates
      Bill Yates 2 bulan yang lalu

      Another crucial point is to get your facts right. He said there are more people alive today than have ever lived. In fact, "we are nowhere near close to having more alive than dead. In fact, there are 15 dead people for every person living. We surpassed seven billion dead way back between 8000BC and AD1." Ooops!!

    • Hilton Jacobs
      Hilton Jacobs 3 bulan yang lalu

      @Ford St Clair Conor didn't deserve the time you spent on your comment. The next time a speaker looks like a dlckhead the way Conor does, I'm just gonna pass. I came to *loathe* Conor for wasting my time with his bullshlt.

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  • RodericSpode
    RodericSpode 3 jam yang lalu


  • migz migz
    migz migz 6 jam yang lalu

    nice vlog

  • yvan yannis
    yvan yannis 13 jam yang lalu

    very good

  • Death Metal
    Death Metal 19 jam yang lalu +1

    if you want to know anything about oratory and rhetoric
    A D O L F H I T L E R

  • Oscar J Moxon
    Oscar J Moxon 21 jam yang lalu +1

    Don't start your speech with a lie! There are more people alive today than have ever died?! That's so wrong! 95 billion people have lived on Earth. That's not even remotely close!

  • Eastern America
    Eastern America 22 jam yang lalu

    Finally fresh air:) also this too

  • Khánh Trần
    Khánh Trần Hari Yang lalu

    1:45 he said there's only 3 ways but i thought should have been "there are". can anyone explain to me this? i'm a engllish learner

  • Matt Doeland
    Matt Doeland Hari Yang lalu

    Itchiest nose on the internet 👉👃

  • Invisible Touch by Phil Collins Gaming

    What does he mean by "get your BlackBerry out?"

  • Shawqi Yousef
    Shawqi Yousef Hari Yang lalu

  • Brians Art for Animals
    Brians Art for Animals 2 hari yang lalu

    first word should be: FIRE!!! (gets them every time)

  • Errol Aplin
    Errol Aplin 2 hari yang lalu


  • Tajweed Center Of TN
    Tajweed Center Of TN 2 hari yang lalu

    He did not start his speech "once upon the time." Or asking question.

    • Tajweed Center Of TN
      Tajweed Center Of TN Hari Yang lalu

      I bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship except Allah, and Muhammad is the last messenger. Muslims start their speech with these words.

    • J Daniels
      J Daniels Hari Yang lalu

      "what are the first words you should say in a speech?" quite clearly a question

  • Dr Chris Smith
    Dr Chris Smith 2 hari yang lalu

    "There's more people alive today than have ever died..." - that's definitely a factoid -

  • Irgendeindepp3
    Irgendeindepp3 2 hari yang lalu

    Am I the only one thinking that the crowd was horrible and did never lough about his jokes? Poor Conor.

  • Kent Employment Law
    Kent Employment Law 2 hari yang lalu

    Great public speaking tips - thanks for sharing, Conor!

  • ERP Experts
    ERP Experts 2 hari yang lalu +1

    So the "fact" about more people are alive today than have ever died is categorically false.

  • bloop blooper
    bloop blooper 2 hari yang lalu

    Say something interesting.

  • Hélio Solar
    Hélio Solar 3 hari yang lalu


  • Bella Crystall
    Bella Crystall 3 hari yang lalu +1

    How could this have possibly received over 5k thumbs down? This is quite possibly THE BEST IDclips video I have EVER watched!
    Thank you, Conor. I have learned much from you.
    This has most definitely boosted my confidence. I look forward to seeing more from you-I hope I can find some more out on the net! Or a book?

  • Steve Solo
    Steve Solo 3 hari yang lalu +1

    At first, I thought this was a lot of "hot air." It took a while before Mr. Neil really got my attention. In the end of his 8 minute and 40 second speech, he did touch a cord. Granted, it wasn't life changing. Nor did the feeling of an epiphany overwhelm me, but, yeah. I get it. He could have done this in 4 minutes, I'm thinking. But, point taken. He connected the dots and made sense. Well done!

  • Nutritional Therapist Ilze Czubora

    I'm blown away. Thank you for this!

  • johnlvs2run
    johnlvs2run 4 hari yang lalu +1

    This is a terrible video.

  • Willustration
    Willustration 4 hari yang lalu

    Might as well call it Trump Times - It's the most Pro-Trump "newspaper" there is....FAKE NEWS.

  • Mrs Bangladesh cooking Channel

    Very nice 👍

  • Eric Ferguson
    Eric Ferguson 4 hari yang lalu

    Fact check: There are 7 billion currently on Earth. It is loosely estimated that over 100 Billion have lived on Earth in the past 50,000 years. The statistic is not true and will never be true as the Earth could never sustain more than 100 billion people at one time.

  • lenny harry
    lenny harry 4 hari yang lalu

    wow, this guy is getting paid for making a noise with his mouth hole. what a complete and utter twat. stfu, seriously. needs a hard elbow to the jaw. cunt.

  • Elise303
    Elise303 5 hari yang lalu

    Utter shite.

  • Fernando Saucedo
    Fernando Saucedo 5 hari yang lalu

    Have you ever spoke subjects or more starlet in the beginning in different ways then going too the end of the subject then the middle then the beginning again and made sense on what your defining.

  • J M
    J M 5 hari yang lalu +1

    He should start it with I was sitting their barbecue sauce on my titties

  • ferkemall
    ferkemall 6 hari yang lalu

    = hello London how are you doing some great tits & ass here tonight !

  • Allan Stokes
    Allan Stokes 6 hari yang lalu

    3:30 Shocking, because not true, although it's quite a bit closer if you move "have ever died" past the sperm cell delivering its fateful payload (whether the egg wants it or not), past the first trimester, past the first birthday, all the way to six years old. Some cultures wouldn't give you a real name until you were well and truly off the tit, because so many false alarms.

    • Allan Stokes
      Allan Stokes 6 hari yang lalu

      Now he's doubling down by claiming his fact is true. But it's not.
      Wesley Stephenson for the BBC: _Do the dead outnumber the living?_ - 4 February 2012
      One group to have done the work is the Population Reference Bureau in Washington. ... There are currently seven billion people alive today and the Population Reference Bureau estimates that about 107 billion people have ever lived.

  • Peter Ros
    Peter Ros 6 hari yang lalu +1

    Good watch. Didnt waste my time like most videos in youtube.

  • R McLachlen
    R McLachlen 6 hari yang lalu

  • Edison Tenecela
    Edison Tenecela 6 hari yang lalu

    why you put the giraffes in this

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    it doesn't matter what you watch or who you're subscribed to, you will eventually get this video in your recommended

  • aspencrest
    aspencrest 7 hari yang lalu (more living than dead?)

    MOTI SINGH 8 hari yang lalu

    As I want to tell you sir

  • Bigtwin Lover
    Bigtwin Lover 8 hari yang lalu

    As dull as...

  • Rarely Legal: An Equivalent
    Rarely Legal: An Equivalent 8 hari yang lalu

    shocking fact... over 100,000,000,000,000 people have lived and died... what kind of nonsense fact is that?

  • Victor P.
    Victor P. 9 hari yang lalu

    Blackberry lol
    Also pretty sure 100 billion humans died in history.

  • tod4y
    tod4y 9 hari yang lalu

    How to start a speech? Open your mouth.

  • Lucid Dreamer
    Lucid Dreamer 9 hari yang lalu

    I am BEYOND wildly ecstatic to be out of this utterly fake, calculating, superficial, duplicitous "ecosystem:" the demented world of corporate "culture." "How to Start a Speech" is more of the same.

  • Mr. Theodore
    Mr. Theodore 9 hari yang lalu +1

    "There are more people alive today, than have ever died." That's not true.

    • Cindy
      Cindy 8 hari yang lalu

      Yeah really. To say less than 7.7 billion people have died throughout human history is just ignorant. I'm guessing hes only taking into account the last 5000 years. He's probably a bible thumper.

  • TheAnatomyofFrank
    TheAnatomyofFrank 9 hari yang lalu

    Just a PSA, around 100 billion people have ever died, and there are only 7.5 billion today. Gotta get them FACTS STRAIGHT BABY

  • Peter Teoh
    Peter Teoh 9 hari yang lalu

    first 2mins and it bored me really. sorry.

  • David A
    David A 10 hari yang lalu

    thanks for this, it was very helpful

  • Take a Break
    Take a Break 10 hari yang lalu +1

    I was so focused on his ears and I missed the point.

  • Misba M
    Misba M 10 hari yang lalu

    Much needed 🤙🏿

  • Gari Sullivan
    Gari Sullivan 10 hari yang lalu

    Some good tips, but I was put off by the section about networking in a bar. It didn't seem to connect with anything to do with giving a speech. Why was it put in there? Notice, during that section, he touches his nose more than any other time during his speech. A body language sign of hiding and covering. He comes across as somewhat lost and uncomfortable. That made me feel uncomfortable and question his credibility.
    Also it is NOT true that there are more people alive today than have ever lived! Think about it for a moment: What do we mean by 'today'? Literally, 'today', then yesterday's dead folk are counted in the 'ever lived' section. This year? then all those who died last year - the last five years all go into the 'ever lived' section. Until we define 'today', the 'factoid' is meaningless. Presenting that as true when it clearly is not, along with the section on networking in a bar really put me off the speech. I reached for my 'Blackberry'.

  • Koushik Paul
    Koushik Paul 10 hari yang lalu

    Sounds like a guy who works for chain business

  • Rad Gamer
    Rad Gamer 11 hari yang lalu

    Loved your video.

  • Tahaa Hotaki
    Tahaa Hotaki 11 hari yang lalu +1

    Oh my god this video was posted in 2012 but he is still hearting comments

  • Erna Wiyati
    Erna Wiyati 12 hari yang lalu

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  • bill Bloggs
    bill Bloggs 12 hari yang lalu +2

    First thing I'd say is what funny ears you have

    • Len Krach
      Len Krach 11 hari yang lalu

      he goes bald, has funny ears and yet he delivers a 8 min speech that gets millions of people to listen and trust into him. thats what his skill is!

  • Bozo de Niro
    Bozo de Niro 12 hari yang lalu

    Just remember you gotta connect and be memorable, and hopefully not by shtupping the bosses Daughter.

  • light Kiran
    light Kiran 12 hari yang lalu

    very power full speech sir i like it somch

  • Torok Akos
    Torok Akos 13 hari yang lalu

    Good. But If you want to improve, I suggest Jehovah's Witness`s School!

  • Erna Wiyati
    Erna Wiyati 13 hari yang lalu

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  • John Lloyd
    John Lloyd 13 hari yang lalu

    He’s wrong. There are NOT more people alive than have ever died. Recent calculations have determined that about 6% of people that ever lived are alive today. So 7billion of about 115 billion.

    ASDSD HSDSADSA 13 hari yang lalu

    AFTER some research: 7.7 Billion of people living on earth but 108 billion of people who died up to now. yes shocked because it's a wrong claim....

  • Boom tish
    Boom tish 13 hari yang lalu

    'We've all farted in our tumble dryer at some point' ..

  • Jf Fost
    Jf Fost 13 hari yang lalu

    Maybe he was looking for critiques of his speech and got people to pay for it?

  • U.S.A._LIFEstyle
    U.S.A._LIFEstyle 14 hari yang lalu +3

    Awesome advice!!I love it

  • Ian Black - Guitar Student
    Ian Black - Guitar Student 14 hari yang lalu +2

    SHOCKING TRUTH: more people have watched this video than have ever lived... or something... I dunno, cba checking my facts.

  • Ian Black - Guitar Student
    Ian Black - Guitar Student 14 hari yang lalu +2

    I was so on-board with this video until I Googled the dead vs living thing, and realised that this guy has no interest in facts. He then says the audience trusts him - more fool them.

  • raj.ngl.thegreat Raj
    raj.ngl.thegreat Raj 14 hari yang lalu

    do not see much info for an audience for other countries..

  • Combat Edits
    Combat Edits 14 hari yang lalu +1

    Having been to Harvard for my doctorate and speaking at the UN national convention as well as speaking at congress for national human rights, the best way to start any speech is . ..


  • jonny chingas
    jonny chingas 15 hari yang lalu +2

    If I was in the audience I would have gotten my Blackberry out within the first 2 minutes

  • Jack Russel
    Jack Russel 15 hari yang lalu

    once upon a time....I go to sleep.Bye

  • Vincent Wang
    Vincent Wang 15 hari yang lalu +1

    He encourages everyone to start a speech with a story, but he didn't even start his own speech with a story ;)

  • vuvuzilla footman
    vuvuzilla footman 15 hari yang lalu

    "There's more people alive today than have ever died"
    Shocking fact that's NOT true.

  • Cedric Tedeschi
    Cedric Tedeschi 15 hari yang lalu

    Yeah... Start your speech with plain wrong facts. Good way to attract attention... and look stupid to people with half a brain.