Make A Circle

What did I say?

What did I say?

One of my favorite illustrations for a speech was asking the audience to make a circle with their thumb and their index finger. Hold it right up there.  Now, all together, bring the circle down to your chin. (I would make the circle with my right hand to demonstrate and then bring the circle down to my right cheek. Generally about 98% of the audience would bring the circle down to their cheek.  Then I would ask, “What did I say.” and then the audience would catch on that they had been had. I’d say, “This guy down here slid his circle from his cheek to his chin and said, ‘I did it right.” 
 
People don’t do what you tell them to do, they do what they see you doing and if you don’t like the way your children are turning out then take a look at yourself. Remember when you point one finger at them you have three fingers pointing right back at you. Don’t like the way your teenagers are driving and smashing up your cars?  Take a good look at your own driving, after all you have been teaching them by your example for years.

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