Can you speak without being prompted?
Apparently not everyone can, and that includes some who have made speaking their particular speciality. The somewhat annoying film director and producer Michael Bay recently agreed to provide a public endorsement of a new Samsung television. However, at the launch event the teleprompter failed, and so did Mr Bay, walking off the stage. Watch it here.
Genuine public speaking is becoming rare, but perhaps the time has come to reinvigorate it.