Good evening, my name is Louis XXXXX. I wanted to give my first speech on something that I was passionate about but I ran into two problems:
1. Five minutes wasn't nearly long enough. (Passion takes at least 10 Minutes)
2. Passionate speeches tend to lean to be more persuasive than informative and I wasn't going to be the one to push the envelope on my first speech.
So I decided to start out with something light hearted.
Whether we choose to accept it or not, we are all in sales in one form or another.
After all, that's why we all decided to take this class so that we can learn to communicate better. And what do we do when we communicate??
We sell. An Idea, A product, A service, our selves. WE SELL.
(open hand motion toward Jen) Jen sells to 4th graders in a CCD class
So this evening I'm going to use my last 4.2 minutes to tell you about a part of our society that no one ever takes seriously,,,,,,,
Direct Response marketing, or more commonly known as……
1 Minute 10 Seconds (total 2 minutes 10 Seconds)
20th century commerce at it's finest.
Oh yea, believe me it's right up there with e-commerce, Home Shopping Networks, Catalog shopping.
OK, how many closet infomercial watchers do we have out there?
Why is it that admitting that you watch infomercials is like admitting that you have some form of embarrassing medical condition?
The reason I decided to select this as my topic was because I thought it was going to be quick, wrong!
I, as probably most of you did, went on the net to get more information on my subject.
Well I went to INFOSEEK.COM and typed in infomercial,
Then after clicking on my first web site, I clicked on "related sites" because I thought that it would narrow my search,