Billy Crystal’s sage advice for public speakers

In his memoir, the comedian offered some of the best advice he ever got in standup comedy, and it can apply to any kind of speaking.

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Overly scripted or memorized speeches in particular fail on this count. Too often, a “perfect” speech scores high on precision but low on connection, undermining the entire effort. How can you leave your audience a tip by putting you in your material? Here are a few ideas:

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