How to Start a Speech


  1. Success Network

    Success NetworkIl y a an

    Really love the advice in this video!

  2. Ampliz

    AmplizIl y a 5 jours

    I just started my podcast: Let me know if your are interested to take part in it.

  3. titlewave

    titlewaveIl y a mois

    *"i like the video of the guy and the speaking..."*

  4. Bill Yates

    Bill YatesIl y a 2 mois

    Another crucial point is to get your facts right. He said there are more people alive today than have ever lived. In fact, "we are nowhere near close to having more alive than dead. In fact, there are 15 dead people for every person living. We surpassed seven billion dead way back between 8000BC and AD1." Ooops!!

  5. Hilton Jacobs

    Hilton JacobsIl y a 3 mois

    @Ford St Clair Conor didn't deserve the time you spent on your comment. The next time a speaker looks like a dlckhead the way Conor does, I'm just gonna pass. I came to *loathe* Conor for wasting my time with his bullshlt.

  6. Matt Doeland

    Matt DoelandIl y a 3 heures

    Itchiest nose on the internet 👉👃

  7. Invisible Touch by Phil Collins Gaming

    Invisible Touch by Phil Collins GamingIl y a 4 heures

    What does he mean by "get your BlackBerry out?"

  8. zagul777

    zagul777Il y a 43 minutes

    He means it's going to be a boring speech

  9. Shawqi Ameen

    Shawqi AmeenIl y a 12 heures

  10. Brians Art for Animals

    Brians Art for AnimalsIl y a 21 heure

    first word should be: FIRE!!! (gets them every time)

  11. Errol Aplin

    Errol AplinIl y a jour


  12. Tajweed Center Of TN

    Tajweed Center Of TNIl y a jour

    He did not start his speech "once upon the time." Or asking question.

  13. Tajweed Center Of TN

    Tajweed Center Of TNIl y a 11 heures

    I bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship except Allah, and Muhammad is the last messenger. Muslims start their speech with these words.

  14. J Daniels

    J DanielsIl y a 18 heures

    "what are the first words you should say in a speech?" quite clearly a question

  15. Dr Chris Smith

    Dr Chris SmithIl y a jour

    "There's more people alive today than have ever died..." - that's definitely a factoid -

  16. Irgendeindepp3

    Irgendeindepp3Il y a jour

    Am I the only one thinking that the crowd was horrible and did never lough about his jokes? Poor Conor.

  17. Kent Employment Law

    Kent Employment LawIl y a jour

    Great public speaking tips - thanks for sharing, Conor!

  18. ERP Experts

    ERP ExpertsIl y a jour

    So the "fact" about more people are alive today than have ever died is categorically false.

  19. bloop blooper

    bloop blooperIl y a jour

    Say something interesting.

  20. Hélio Solar

    Hélio SolarIl y a jour


  21. Bella Crystall

    Bella CrystallIl y a 2 jours

    How could this have possibly received over 5k thumbs down? This is quite possibly THE BEST FRreporter video I have EVER watched! Thank you, Conor. I have learned much from you. This has most definitely boosted my confidence. I look forward to seeing more from you-I hope I can find some more out on the net! Or a book? Cheers!

  22. Steve Solo

    Steve SoloIl y a 2 jours

    At first, I thought this was a lot of "hot air." It took a while before Mr. Neil really got my attention. In the end of his 8 minute and 40 second speech, he did touch a cord. Granted, it wasn't life changing. Nor did the feeling of an epiphany overwhelm me, but, yeah. I get it. He could have done this in 4 minutes, I'm thinking. But, point taken. He connected the dots and made sense. Well done!

  23. Nutritional Therapist Ilze Czubora

    Nutritional Therapist Ilze CzuboraIl y a 3 jours

    I'm blown away. Thank you for this!

  24. johnlvs2run

    johnlvs2runIl y a 3 jours

    This is a terrible video.

  25. Willustration

    WillustrationIl y a 3 jours

    Might as well call it Trump Times - It's the most Pro-Trump "newspaper" there is....FAKE NEWS.

  26. Mrs Bangladesh cooking Channel

    Mrs Bangladesh cooking ChannelIl y a 3 jours

    Very nice 👍

  27. Eric Ferguson

    Eric FergusonIl y a 3 jours

    Fact check: There are 7 billion currently on Earth. It is loosely estimated that over 100 Billion have lived on Earth in the past 50,000 years. The statistic is not true and will never be true as the Earth could never sustain more than 100 billion people at one time.

  28. lenny harry

    lenny harryIl y a 3 jours

    wow, this guy is getting paid for making a noise with his mouth hole. what a complete and utter twat. stfu, seriously. needs a hard elbow to the jaw. cunt.

  29. Elise303

    Elise303Il y a 3 jours

    Utter shite.

  30. Fernando Saucedo

    Fernando SaucedoIl y a 4 jours

    Have you ever spoke subjects or more starlet in the beginning in different ways then going too the end of the subject then the middle then the beginning again and made sense on what your defining.

  31. J M

    J MIl y a 4 jours

    He should start it with I was sitting their barbecue sauce on my titties

  32. ferkemall

    ferkemallIl y a 5 jours

    = hello London how are you doing some great tits & ass here tonight !

  33. Allan Stokes

    Allan StokesIl y a 5 jours

    3:30 Shocking, because not true, although it's quite a bit closer if you move "have ever died" past the sperm cell delivering its fateful payload (whether the egg wants it or not), past the first trimester, past the first birthday, all the way to six years old. Some cultures wouldn't give you a real name until you were well and truly off the tit, because so many false alarms.

  34. Allan Stokes

    Allan StokesIl y a 5 jours

    Now he's doubling down by claiming his fact is true. But it's not. Wesley Stephenson for the BBC: _Do the dead outnumber the living?_ - 4 February 2012 One group to have done the work is the Population Reference Bureau in Washington. ... There are currently seven billion people alive today and the Population Reference Bureau estimates that about 107 billion people have ever lived.

  35. Peter Ros

    Peter RosIl y a 5 jours

    Good watch. Didnt waste my time like most videos in youtube.

  36. R McLachlen

    R McLachlenIl y a 5 jours

  37. Edison Tenecela

    Edison TenecelaIl y a 5 jours

    why you put the giraffes in this

  38. 10,000 Subscribers Without Any Videos

    10,000 Subscribers Without Any VideosIl y a 5 jours

    it doesn't matter what you watch or who you're subscribed to, you will eventually get this video in your recommended

  39. aspencrest

    aspencrestIl y a 6 jours (more living than dead?)


    MOTI SINGHIl y a 6 jours

    As I want to tell you sir

  41. Bigtwin Lover

    Bigtwin LoverIl y a 7 jours

    As dull as...

  42. Rarely Legal: An Equivalent

    Rarely Legal: An EquivalentIl y a 7 jours

    shocking fact... over 100,000,000,000,000 people have lived and died... what kind of nonsense fact is that?

  43. Victor P.

    Victor P.Il y a 8 jours

    Blackberry lol Also pretty sure 100 billion humans died in history.

  44. tod4y

    tod4yIl y a 8 jours

    How to start a speech? Open your mouth.

  45. Lucid Dreamer

    Lucid DreamerIl y a 8 jours

    I am BEYOND wildly ecstatic to be out of this utterly fake, calculating, superficial, duplicitous "ecosystem:" the demented world of corporate "culture." "How to Start a Speech" is more of the same.

  46. Mr. Theodore

    Mr. TheodoreIl y a 8 jours

    "There are more people alive today, than have ever died." That's not true.

  47. Cindy

    CindyIl y a 7 jours

    Yeah really. To say less than 7.7 billion people have died throughout human history is just ignorant. I'm guessing hes only taking into account the last 5000 years. He's probably a bible thumper.

  48. TheAnatomyofFrank

    TheAnatomyofFrankIl y a 8 jours

    Just a PSA, around 100 billion people have ever died, and there are only 7.5 billion today. Gotta get them FACTS STRAIGHT BABY

  49. Peter Teoh

    Peter TeohIl y a 8 jours

    first 2mins and it bored me really. sorry.

  50. David A

    David AIl y a 9 jours

    thanks for this, it was very helpful

  51. Take a Break

    Take a BreakIl y a 9 jours

    I was so focused on his ears and I missed the point.

  52. Misba M

    Misba MIl y a 9 jours

    Much needed 🤙🏿

  53. Gari Sullivan

    Gari SullivanIl y a 9 jours

    Some good tips, but I was put off by the section about networking in a bar. It didn't seem to connect with anything to do with giving a speech. Why was it put in there? Notice, during that section, he touches his nose more than any other time during his speech. A body language sign of hiding and covering. He comes across as somewhat lost and uncomfortable. That made me feel uncomfortable and question his credibility. Also it is NOT true that there are more people alive today than have ever lived! Think about it for a moment: What do we mean by 'today'? Literally, 'today', then yesterday's dead folk are counted in the 'ever lived' section. This year? then all those who died last year - the last five years all go into the 'ever lived' section. Until we define 'today', the 'factoid' is meaningless. Presenting that as true when it clearly is not, along with the section on networking in a bar really put me off the speech. I reached for my 'Blackberry'.

  54. Koushik Paul

    Koushik PaulIl y a 9 jours

    Sounds like a guy who works for chain business

  55. Rad Gamer

    Rad GamerIl y a 9 jours

    Loved your video.

  56. Tahaa Hotaki

    Tahaa HotakiIl y a 10 jours

    Oh my god this video was posted in 2012 but he is still hearting comments

  57. Erna Wiyati

    Erna WiyatiIl y a 11 jours

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  58. bill Bloggs

    bill BloggsIl y a 11 jours

    First thing I'd say is what funny ears you have

  59. Len Krach

    Len KrachIl y a 9 jours

    he goes bald, has funny ears and yet he delivers a 8 min speech that gets millions of people to listen and trust into him. thats what his skill is!

  60. Bozo de Niro

    Bozo de NiroIl y a 11 jours

    Just remember you gotta connect and be memorable, and hopefully not by shtupping the bosses Daughter.

  61. light Kiran

    light KiranIl y a 11 jours

    very power full speech sir i like it somch

  62. Torok Akos

    Torok AkosIl y a 11 jours

    Good. But If you want to improve, I suggest Jehovah's Witness`s School!

  63. Erna Wiyati

    Erna WiyatiIl y a 12 jours

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  64. John Lloyd

    John LloydIl y a 12 jours

    He’s wrong. There are NOT more people alive than have ever died. Recent calculations have determined that about 6% of people that ever lived are alive today. So 7billion of about 115 billion.


    ASDSD HSDSADSAIl y a 12 jours

    AFTER some research: 7.7 Billion of people living on earth but 108 billion of people who died up to now. yes shocked because it's a wrong claim....

  66. Boom tish

    Boom tishIl y a 12 jours

    'We've all farted in our tumble dryer at some point' ..

  67. Jf Fost

    Jf FostIl y a 12 jours

    Maybe he was looking for critiques of his speech and got people to pay for it?

  68. U.S.A._LIFEstyle

    U.S.A._LIFEstyleIl y a 13 jours

    Awesome advice!!I love it

  69. Ian Black - Guitar Student

    Ian Black - Guitar StudentIl y a 13 jours

    SHOCKING TRUTH: more people have watched this video than have ever lived... or something... I dunno, cba checking my facts.

  70. Ian Black - Guitar Student

    Ian Black - Guitar StudentIl y a 13 jours

    I was so on-board with this video until I Googled the dead vs living thing, and realised that this guy has no interest in facts. He then says the audience trusts him - more fool them.

  71. raj.ngl.thegreat Raj

    raj.ngl.thegreat RajIl y a 13 jours

    do not see much info for an audience for other countries..

  72. Combat Edits

    Combat EditsIl y a 13 jours

    Having been to Harvard for my doctorate and speaking at the UN national convention as well as speaking at congress for national human rights, the best way to start any speech is . .. *WHAT THE FUCK IS UP MOTHERFUCKAS*

  73. jonny chingas

    jonny chingasIl y a 14 jours

    If I was in the audience I would have gotten my Blackberry out within the first 2 minutes

  74. Jack Russel

    Jack RusselIl y a 14 jours

    once upon a time....I go to sleep.Bye

  75. Vincent Wang

    Vincent WangIl y a 14 jours

    He encourages everyone to start a speech with a story, but he didn't even start his own speech with a story ;)

  76. vuvuzilla footman

    vuvuzilla footmanIl y a 14 jours

    "There's more people alive today than have ever died" Shocking fact that's NOT true.

  77. Cedric Tedeschi

    Cedric TedeschiIl y a 14 jours

    Yeah... Start your speech with plain wrong facts. Good way to attract attention... and look stupid to people with half a brain.

  78. Smug Smugly

    Smug SmuglyIl y a 14 jours

    I got to hand it to you. You certainly do have a talent for trivializing the momentous and complicating the obvious. Have you ever considered running for Congress?

  79. The Nigerian Students Observer Group

    The Nigerian Students Observer GroupIl y a 15 jours

    To All The Above and More: You Are An Ugly Man You Are Not Intelligent Man You Are A Piece of Mind Never British Golden Dawn Mind Man British Golden Mind Mind Man The Hermit Mind American Order of Rose AMORC Mind Man The Hermetic Order of Golden Dawn The Hermit Mind Which Is in England Stop Every Audience Mind Stop Every Surround Mind Stop Every Dream Mind Stop Every Apparition Mind Stop Every Text Mind Now I Will Never Be A Writer Mind I Will Never Be A Novel Mind Ever I Am Not Interested in Interracial Marriage I Am Not Interested in Social Work I Am Not Interested In Paranormal Mind I am Not Interested in Paranormal Power I am Not Interested in Mind I am Not Interested in The Witch in The Mind I am Not Interested in Religion I am Not Interested in Biracial Children I am Not Interested in India I am Not Interested in Homosexuals Stop Every Harrassment Now Stop The Hermit Now Stop Every Occult Transfer of Mind Now Stop Every Spy In the Mind Now Stop Every Restorative Therapy Now Stop Every Movie Mind Now Stop Every Internal Role Playing Now Stop Trying To Predict My Actions and My Thininking I Am Not Interested Or Involved I Am Involved In Anything Significant You Are Not Intelligent Either And You Will Never Be Intelligent Your Actions Are A Violation of The UN Charter of Human Rights Stop All Nonsense With The Deja Vu Mind Your Actions Are Of No Profit At All Stop All Monitoring And Go Back To Live Happy and Responsible Lives Stop The Obsession With Yeeg Bee Spero Lucem and All That Hogwash I Have No Paranormal Power I Am Not A Paranormal Mind Man I Am Not Interested In Paranormal Stuff or Parapsychology Stop It With The Mem Mind Stop The Memory Mind Stop The Mocking Mind Stop The Media Mind I Do Not Have A Demon I Do Not Believe In Things Like That Remove Yeeg Bee At Once From Every Lodge and From The Mind Realm Remove The Deformed Body Mind Now I AM NOT INTERESTED IN TRANSCRIPT FRAUD I Have Never Been Poor STOP THE MIRTH MIND NOW!!! SHUT MIND DOWN NOW!!! CHET MINED DOWN NOW!!! GET RID OF THE MIND MAN NOW!!!

  80. Zoran MIkeski

    Zoran MIkeskiIl y a 15 jours

    Est coock

  81. Rat Trap supervisor

    Rat Trap supervisorIl y a 15 jours

    dont tell me how to speak when you keep touching your nose


    GOOD LIFE OMANIl y a 15 jours

    Nice 👍

  83. Julius Bernardi

    Julius BernardiIl y a 16 jours


  84. Giorgos Kakarontzas

    Giorgos KakarontzasIl y a 16 jours

    Start with a factoid, like there's more people alive today than have ever died! Not so according to PRB. It says here ( that "“Modern” Homo sapiens (that is, people who were roughly like we are now) first walked the Earth about 50,000 years ago. Since then, more than 108 billion members of our species have ever been born, according to estimates by Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Given the current global population of about 7.5 billion (based on our most recent estimate as of mid-2017), that means those of us currently alive represent about 7 percent of the total number of humans who have ever lived". So in fact the people that died are much more than the people alive today!

  85. St Xa

    St XaIl y a 8 jours

    Which is another blatant example of why facts don't count anymore, provided yo are able to wrap up your b*llshlt in grand words. :-/ Actually, if all speakers worldwide followed Mr. Neill's advice for a "good" speech I wouldn't attend any conference whatsoever again. This is all about egos and pretence. And kindly, dear Mr. Neill, stop picking your nose and ears every other second. That is, and incidentally always was, a sign of insecurity...

  86. Science Goblin

    Science GoblinIl y a 16 jours

    His bizarre fact about more people living now than has every lived is just simply bullshit in the highest order. Around 100 billion people have died and 7 bllion are alive. For every alive person today 15 have died..................... FACT

  87. Will

    WillIl y a 16 jours

    You forgot to button your coat haha!

  88. A. W.

    A. W.Il y a 16 jours

    Conor, yes you are a great speaker. A friendly and likable personality, A comfortable speaking rhythm , not rushed. BUT you have the nervous habit of CONSTANTLY touching your nose. Maybe nerves?, Maybe simply an itch in your nose you can't get to in public but nonetheless very distracting. STOP touching your nose and you will be an even better speaker than you already are. Hope this helps.

  89. Elly Queen

    Elly QueenIl y a 16 jours

    Google is left leaning and sjw, so it's not safe to rely on it for facts.

  90. Dave Smithson

    Dave SmithsonIl y a 16 jours

    3:20 "factoid" is not even close to being true. There is a ton more dead than will ever be alive.

  91. Edgardo Maffía

    Edgardo MaffíaIl y a 16 jours

    You can save the first 5 minutes, which says nothing. After listening for a while, you can turn off; because he doesn't say how to a speech closes.