27 Feb '12, 4pm

How to stop killing people with your public speeches

How to stop killing people with your public speeches November 11th, 2011 , posted in Speaking , ∞ , 22 comments Let’s do the math. If you give a speech to 200 people for 30 minutes you are consuming 100 hours of human life . Giving an hour-long talk to a thousand people? That’s six weeks of human life devoted to your talk. *gulp* ! Let’s assume 6 weeks of human life is at stake. It is not a loan and you cannot give it back. One hour after you finish speaking, you’ve used up 6 weeks of human life. If you’re bad enough for long enough you kill a whole person. Mathematically, if 1000 people witness your speech and 0 of them change any aspect of their life then you should not have given the talk. You used up 6 weeks of human life and achieved nothing. Let’s all pledge together: I am valuable I will continue to share my ideas and my work in public I will continue to improve the...

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