CLUES FOR EFFECTIVE SPEECH
This is a part of Julian Treasure’s speech on how to speak so that people want to listen:
I'd like to suggest that there are four really powerful cornerstones, foundations, that we can stand on if we want our speech to be powerful and to make the change in the world. Fortunately, these things spell a word. The word is "hail" and it has a great definition as well.
So what do they stand for? See if you can guess. The H, honesty, of course, is true in what you say, being straight and clear. The A is authenticity, just being yourself. A friend of mine described it as standing in your own truth, which I think is a lovely way to put it. The I is integrity, being your word, actually doing what you say, and being somebody people can trust. And the L is love. I don't mean romantic love, but I do mean wishing people well, for two reasons. First of all, I think absolute honesty may not be what we want. I mean, my goodness, you look ugly this morning. Perhaps that's not necessary. Tempered with love, of course, honesty is a great thing. But also, if you're really wishing somebody well, it's very hard to judge them at the same time.
Keep yourself updated; in order to reach this, you should spend like every hour on getting political information. Pay attention that every truth can be interpreted in different ways and you should recognize your weakness.
Don’t insist on your ideas when you can’t provide it with facts, it just makes you seem as a fanatic person without any understanding of the topic. If you say that you don’t believe in his/her idea because of reasons A, B and C show that you’re willing to engage in a discussion based on facts.