Here’s How Public Speaking Rocks!

Absolutely! Being able to speak publicly can just rock.  I hear you groaning already. We’ve both heard, public speaking is Public Fear #1. #2, Death.  If you had to pick one over the other, would you really prefer to be, well, dead, instead of talking to your friends? Therein lies the real rub, doesn’t it?  When you think of public speaking, do you view it as speaking to your friends? …

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Date: October 13, 2011

Author: JT

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T. Boone Pickens at the DEC

Went to lunch at the Detroit Economic Club today. T. Boone Pickens was the guest speaker. My prior impressions of him were media driven; hadn’t had a desire to specifically go learn more about this ‘celebrity.’ This was a good chance to go see, first hand, what he was all about.

At 83 years old, he’s sharp, engaging, charismatic, and to the point. He’s very pro-American and unapologetic for it. One of his comments was, paraphrasing, “I’m for anything American. I hate OPEC.” Another to-the-point comment, not a precise quote, “If we don’t start using our own energy, history will show we’re the dumbest crowd to ever come to town.”