How to get your speech off to a sexy start

Everybody’s heard the hoary tip for calming speaking anxiety: Picture the audience in their pajamas.

But Melinda Gates encourages the audience to picture her naked.

Speaking on the NPR show “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” said she begins her speeches on contraception by pointing out that a billion couples a year have sex. “And guess what? One of them’s my husband and me.”

(Hat tip to speechwriter Henry Ehrlich for passing the item along.)

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