Always
have something to
say!
how to say the right thing at the right
time – all the time!
how? Step 1
Look for current affairs
topics and imagine
someone important asks
for your opinion.
how? Step 1
Here’s an actual headline from a
recent Reuters report:
“Plastic Surgery for Putin?”
What’s your reaction?
Sho...
how? Step 1
If you felt amused then you could say
“Wow, looks like he’s identified a new
growth industry in Russia – cosme...
how? Step 1
If you felt shocked you could say
“It’s a virtue to grow old gracefully
and allow nature to take her course
so...
how? Step 2
Repeat for as many
topics as possible (that’s
called practice)
You’ll soon do this faster
and faster and get
b...
how? Step 3
Prepare and
practice till it
becomes second
nature, and then
prepare and
practice again, and
then repeat this
...
more examples
CNN Headline:
Who is reversing China’s brain drain?
Chinese educated abroad are returning home for
jobs and ...
your response?
“Hmm, interesting and it looks like China’s incredible
growth and development will continue with all this
t...
more examples
CNN Headline:
Indonesian volcano erupts again
Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted
again Friday, sending...
your response?
“It’s amazing that so many natural disasters have struck
over the last few years – it’s a sure sign we have...
more examples
CNN Headline:
Tokyo hit by insider trading claims
What’s your reaction?
“What else could this mean?”
your response?
“Wow, I’m a little embarrassed to say that these
financial issues are a little beyond me. It’s time I took
...
Always
have something to say!
how to say the right thing at the right time –
all the time!
It’s all about
preparation!
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Always Have Something to Say

  1. 1. Always have something to say! how to say the right thing at the right time – all the time!
  2. 2. how? Step 1 Look for current affairs topics and imagine someone important asks for your opinion.
  3. 3. how? Step 1 Here’s an actual headline from a recent Reuters report: “Plastic Surgery for Putin?” What’s your reaction? Shock? Amazed? Amused? Use your reaction to frame your response by asking “What else could this mean?”
  4. 4. how? Step 1 If you felt amused then you could say “Wow, looks like he’s identified a new growth industry in Russia – cosmetic surgery for men and as the PM, he’s leading the nation by example “
  5. 5. how? Step 1 If you felt shocked you could say “It’s a virtue to grow old gracefully and allow nature to take her course so I feel this isn’t the best thing for him to do”
  6. 6. how? Step 2 Repeat for as many topics as possible (that’s called practice) You’ll soon do this faster and faster and get better and better repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat
  7. 7. how? Step 3 Prepare and practice till it becomes second nature, and then prepare and practice again, and then repeat this process again! prepare practice prepare practice prepare practice prepare practice prepare practice prepare practice prepare practice
  8. 8. more examples CNN Headline: Who is reversing China’s brain drain? Chinese educated abroad are returning home for jobs and reversing a years-long brain drain, but Chinese workers question their degrees and the skills of some of this talent What’s your reaction? “What else could this mean?”
  9. 9. your response? “Hmm, interesting and it looks like China’s incredible growth and development will continue with all this talent coming back” “I guess some locals are worried about their jobs and that’s why they question the degrees of returning Chinese” “That’s great – China’s economy is so large what’s another few million locals coming back”
  10. 10. more examples CNN Headline: Indonesian volcano erupts again Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted again Friday, sending a plume about 1,500 meters high. The volcano killed at least 32 people when it exploded earlier in the week. What’s your reaction? “What else could this mean?”
  11. 11. your response? “It’s amazing that so many natural disasters have struck over the last few years – it’s a sure sign we have to take care of the environment” “Mother nature is so unpredictable isn’t she?” “I’m just in awe of nature’s sheer power”
  12. 12. more examples CNN Headline: Tokyo hit by insider trading claims What’s your reaction? “What else could this mean?”
  13. 13. your response? “Wow, I’m a little embarrassed to say that these financial issues are a little beyond me. It’s time I took an interest in such world affairs” “It’s amazing that all the major financial institutions have faced similar issues over the years. It’s no wonder the world economy is in such bad shape”
  14. 14. Always have something to say! how to say the right thing at the right time – all the time! It’s all about preparation!

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