To celebrate the release of the paperback edition of Confessions of a Public Speaker, here’s another post on public speaking.
One heavily referenced speech in public speaking history is the famous Dr. Fox lecture. In short, researchers hired an actor to pose as an expert, and he gave a meaningless, but complex sounding, jargon filled speech to a group of true experts. Result? The majority of them were fooled into thinking they’d learned something, despite there being no substance to the lecture.