RealLife Radio #82- Public Speaking and Presentations

stage-frightHave you ever had to speak in public? Did you nearly pee your pants?

In this episode of RealLife Radio you’re going to get some great advice about preparing to speak in public, learn some really common aspects of connected speech, and improve your pronunciation and comprehension with Eminem!

You don’t wanna miss today’s awesome lesson.

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Words you’ll learn:

  • Cheat death
  • Win fair and square
  • Casket
  • Coffin
  • Eulogy
  • Pull something off
  • Stage fright
  • Lean into something
  • Pitch
  • Scratching the surface
  • The tip of the ice burg

Words you should know:

  • To bomb – to fail in an embarrassing way
  • Entrepreneur – a person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.
  • Go weak at the knees – loose feeling in your legs because you are nervous
  • So on and so forth – phrase used to end an idea by saying it will continue like this
  • To script something – write out the words you are about to preform like in theatre
  • Sink in – for an idea to gradually make more sense or you understand it better
  • prepare like crazy – to prepare a lot, like crazy is used for emphasis
  • Overlap – to lie over and partly cover something

Shoutouts:

  • Almyr Batista form Brazil – 5 star review from iTunes

Kickass quotes:

  • “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” –Jerry Seinfield

Conversation Topic:

  • In this episode the guys talk about their experiences with public speaking and give some advice on preparing a speech

Question:

  • Connected speech question: dropping the H sound when it’s after a word that ends with D.

Weekly Challenge:

  • Practice rapping along with the first couple of verses of today’s song. Doing this will really help you understand the connected speech used in the song and help you understand the lyrics much better. Listen below to the already slowed down version.

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Song: Lose Yourself (Emenim)

Lyrics

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted. one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?
Yo

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs,
But he keeps on forgetting what he wrote down,
The whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out
He’s choking how, everybody’s joking now
The clock’s run out, time’s up, over, bloah!
Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He’s so mad, but he won’t give up that
Easy, no
He won’t have it, he knows his whole back’s to these ropes
It don’t matter, he’s dope
He knows that but he’s broke
He’s so stagnant, he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that’s when it’s
Back to the lab again, yo
This whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don’t pass him

[Hook:]
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
(You better)

The soul’s escaping, through this hole that is gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a new world order
A normal life is boring, but superstardom’s close to post mortem
It only grows harder, homie grows hotter
He blows. It’s all over. These hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he’s known as the globetrotter
Lonely roads, God only knows
He’s grown farther from home, he’s no father
He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
But hold your nose ’cause here goes the cold water
His hoes don’t want him no more, he’s cold product
They moved on to the next schmoe who flows
He nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it’s old partner but the beat goes on
Da da dum da dum da da

No more games, I’m a change what you call rage
Tear this motherfucking roof off like two dogs caged
I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed
I’ve been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhyming and stepped right into the next cypher
Best believe somebody’s paying the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the fact
That I can’t get by with my 9 to 5
And I can’t provide the right type of life for my family
Cause man, these goddamn food stamps don’t buy diapers
And it’s no movie, there’s no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
And these times are so hard, and it’s getting even harder
Trying to feed and water my seed, plus
Teeter totter caught up between being a father and a prima donna
Baby mama drama’s screaming on and
Too much for me to wanna
Stay in one spot, another day of monotony
Has gotten me to the point, I’m like a snail
I’ve got to formulate a plot or I end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfucking option, failure’s not
Mom, I love you, but this trailer’s got to go
I cannot grow old in Salem’s lot
So here I go it’s my shot.
Feet, fail me not, this may be the only opportunity that I got

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  • What an awesome lesson. I love how you use music in the lessons!

  • Thank you so much.