Nugget 004: THE ORDINARY SPEECH

Nugget 004
The Ordinary Speech

Apart from the monotonous speech, there’s also the ORDINARY SPEECH.

The ordinary speech is simply what it is: an ordinary sort of speech.

The ordinary speech is the kind of speech that barely keeps an audience awake while it lasts. Just that. Why?

Check your dictionary. Ordinary means not unusual; not different in any way.

Ordinary refers to having no striking or interesting features; not satisfactory. Ordinary is synonymous with second-rate, commonplace, not very good.

I’m repeating the word, ‘ordinary’ for emphasis.

Ordinary public speakers, teachers, preachers, lecturers are run-of-the-mill; they’re just average; they’re mediocre. Who wants to a mediocre?

Joseph Heller was joking when he said *in William Shakespeare’s baritone*: ” Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them.” *I’m SMH, chuckling*

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Ordinary public speakers seem to go on and on while the audience manages to stay awake. And at the end of a presentation, one audience member can be heard asking another member of the audience, “Wetin the speaker talk sef?” “What was the topic of the lecture?” That’s how bad an ordinary speech can be.

There’s something better than the ordinary speech. You want to know what it is, yes?

Talk to you later, in Nuggets 005.

Stay inspired!
-Mazi EzeĀ  ME

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