Sarah Palin is traveling to India next month to rub elbows with Indian politicians and Bollywood stars.Ah! The closing speech: Dessert; s'mores; a happy ending. Although Palin may not be contributing anything substantive to the conference, a closing speech shouldn't be a throwaway. eHow's guide, "How to Write a Closing Speech," addresses several things every closing speech writer should know. I'll put on my Sarah Palin
The former Alaska governor is scheduled to speak at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi on March 19. ...
... The conference’s choice of Palin is an odd one. She will be the only American politician attending the conference, which is stacked with Indian and Pakistani officials, business leaders, public figures and entertainers.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is kicking off the conference Friday morning with the keynote. Palin’s speech comes Saturday night and brings the conference to a close.
1) Understand Speech StructurePerhaps I've lent her more self awareness than she has.Organization? Word salad isn't allowed?Explain who I am and mention my credentials? But -- woe is me! -- I quit.2) Summarize Key IdeasIdeas? What ideas?3) Give Them a ClueIf that door opens -- Oops! will someone -- anyone! -- please! -- peel me off that door?4) Make Them Feel SomethingDON'T RETREAT!5) Get Them to Take ActionRELOAD!