He is also one of my co-authors in Speaker's Edge book.
He is also one of my partners in World Champions Edge public speaking coaching community. One important lesson I have learned from him is to "Have an emergency end to your speech."
Ed told me "Here is what I was going to say for the ending to my championship speech:
"The gate agent presented me with a First Class Ticket on the two O’clock flight to Phoenix.
Friends, every now and then we must step outside of our comfort zone. We must answer that voice in our head and heart. The voice inside all of us. It is the voice of our conscience. The voice that questions, ‘What is the right thing to do?’ The voice that cries out, ‘If not you then who?’ It was like I said all along, I knew it was going to be (Audience completes the sentence) One of those days!"
"It was like I told you from the beginning, I knew it was going to be (Audience completes the sentence)
One of those days." "
To learn from Ed Tate check out his brilliant learning materials on public speaking.