What’s the point?
- You’ll learn that you won’t “die” if you make a mistake.
- You’ll learn to recover well.
- You’ll learn that life can really be kind of funny and it’s good to laugh every now and then even if it is laughing at yourself.
- You’ll learn that perfect life is a boring life. I hope you mess up so you have funny stories to tell to friends and family.
When it comes to public speaking, it is a matter of putting things into perspective. Let’s watch these funny speech blunders and remember that everyone makes mistakes.
I didn’t create any of these videos so I’m not trying to make any political statements with them. I am trying to be balanced by showing you mistakes from a variety of politicians and a variety of speaker types.
CBS (2009). Eight Years of ‘Bushisms’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AioJbNL1JS8
ABC News (2016). Rick Perry’s Oops Moment at the 2011 Presidential Debate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN8uFJz9gTk
On-Demand News (2020). President Donald Trump’s most epic gaffes of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MyLwAokINc
On Demand News. (2020). Joe Biden’s Most Awkward Gaffes of All Time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wlQZ5N_2k&t=25s
On Demand News (2012). Mitt Romney introduces Paul Ryan as ‘next president’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2llJ8fW1Bk
Hanson, Wl (2011). President Obama’s Royal Protocol Gaffe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NcafckoUZA
The Buzzer (2015). Bret Bielema made a hilarious mistake when talking about his wife after win. https://youtu.be/vkqAJa-hP6M
BlazerGrad88 (2006). Preacher’s slip of the tongue. https://youtu.be/nPmpUToWFpo
Iramzayl (2007). Miss Teen USA 2007–South Carolina answers a question. https://youtu.be/lj3iNxZ8Dww
UnifiedPopTheory (2013). Does Miss Iowa accidentally support recreational marijuana during Miss America 2013? https://youtu.be/g68FmuSaAFQ
Garfield, S. (2013). Miss Utah pauses to create education better. https://youtu.be/bvQzg8jY4Pw
Davidson, P. (2011). GOP Candidate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djfDZrm9KZs Standard YouTube License.
Kelly Patricia posted in an online forum that she has students write a letter regarding what he did well and what he can work on. Great assignment idea, thanks for sharing.