Art of Public Speaking:
Say it with Flowers
A friend of mine who practices the art of public speaking had a deal
with a local flower shop. When he had a program he would buy up all the
fresh flowers that the flower shop could not sell. He got them for a
really cheap price. The flowers were destined for the dumpster anyway
so the florist was thrilled to get anything for them.
The speaker would arrive to big fanfare throwing flowers into the
crowd. Everyone got a flower to take home and depending on the size of
the crowd, some would get a whole bouquet. He also sent big bunches as
his thank you gift to the meeting organizer. He purposely sent so many
that the organizer could not possibly take them all home. His good will
(and name) was spread all over the company he was speaking for and the
people in the audience had a blast. That is a floral aspect of the art
of public speaking.
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