He is an award-winning public speaker and speech evaluator. Andrew is a father and husband who resides in British Columbia, Canada. The book is a far more personal look at my childhood dreams and all the lessons Ive learned. Putting words on paper, Ive found, was a better way for me to share all the yearnings I have regarding my wife, children and other loved ones. It makes the audience replay the entire lecture in their heads in the context of this new revelation. Key Lesson : Finish strong. Leave your audience thinking. 4. Show Enthusiasm. Immerse Yourself. Pursuinig your childhood dreams doesnt mean that you need to fulfill them in the form of a job or a career. You can do volunteer work, take up a hobby, or do an apprencticeship/internship to give you a taste of what you dreamed about as a kid.
Outline: The Last Lecture - McCullough Junior High
In a way, I have fulfilled one of my childhood passions. English was always my favorite subject in school, and I remember telling teachers in junior high school that I wanted to be a journalist. I just got done reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, and I really enjoyed it. The book is short and to the point, (only about 200 pages) but it is packed with a bunch of life lessons that I often need to be reminded of. Key Lesson : Before you get into the heart of your talk, frame your speech for the audience. 3. Conclude Strong As strong as the opening was, I suspect that the conclusion is far more memorable for most people who view this lecture. He had always been good with time management, but now he knew why time is so precious. I dont respect time the way that I should. Being late is disrespectful of other peoples time, sleeping too much is a waste of time, watching too much TV or playing too many video games are a waste of time, and I have been guilty.