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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Professional Speaker by Thomas A. Lisk

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Chapter 20
Sticky Speaker Situations
In This Chapter
• Ethics for the professional speaker
• Where to find a code of ethics
• What to do when the audience wants to “shoot the messenger”
• Don’t “borrow” material without acknowledgment!
This is a sticky chapter to write and read, but I hope that you will take the lessons taught here to heart so you don’t regret it later. This information will help you succeed by enabling you to make better decisions, eliminating trial and error, and avoiding possible potholes in your wonderful journey ahead. Believe me, I have had some sticky situations over the years, and I also know famous speakers who have felt stuck in some hairy situations, not knowing what to do.
Many speakers have wisely turned to other veteran ...

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