The most boring item in a function is the speaker’s, who so ever it may be, opening sentence. Unnecessarily every speaker begins with the same sentence like, respected chief guest, president and guests of honours. The speakers also attempt to mention the names of each and every person if there be any on the dais. Precious 10 minutes are wasted by each speaker in maintaining obsolete decorum of praising the qualities of everyone present inside the hall. The task of praising the qualities of the VVIPs present had been done by one of the representatives in the welcome address given at the start of the function. He had also said the VVIPs despite the hectic schedule have shown the generosity to attend the function. The other speakers need not mention the names of the VVIPs on the dais. Just by showing respect to the crowd and the functionary president they can start the speech. That will save time. By saying ladies and gentlemen the speech can be started. Nobody will object to such kind of speech. Imagine the number of speaker is five. 50 minutes are gone without doing anything when they mention the names of the dignitaries on the dais. But the programme which starts from 10 am is to be completed before 12.30 pm by which time the stomach will start churning. Commoners have to return home and take the lunch. They came early without eating anything. If these introductory speeches are removed and speaker decides to go with flying start time will not only be saved the speech will also be interesting to hear. We hear quite often during the onset of a function announcers making frequent announcement “we are running behind schedule”. The time lost can be made up by shortening the speech. Every speaker ought to know that. Some organisers also foolishly attempt to add speech programme of the VIP before the start of the film release or rock show. The VIPs themselves ought to know that the speech is not necessary though the organiser out of fear or respect add such programme. We have seen quite often the VIPs being booed by crowd for making long speech. It was a funny scene a speaker locked in verbal duel with listeners for not hearing his speech. The mob like crowd almost shunted him out. Do not think of speaking before the start of such programme. Even the best speaker will be rejected. The blame for the poorly arranged programme will fall on the speaker. All these political parties have oratory skilled leaders. If they speak at such programme what will they receive from the crowd will be “stop it”. A change needs to be brought in. It can be started when the speakers whoever they are realise what the crowd wants to hear.
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