Public speakers who are excessively cautious in their presentations will miss out on this one: The New Optimism that the recovery is here and gaining momentum. The Wall Street Journal provides a laundry list of evidence that is the situation.
For instance, March retail sales were up 1.1%. That means the return of consumer confidence. Here is the WSJ report (sub. req.)
Piggybacking on a mood is a standard tactic for seasoned speakers. That mood may be dark or it may be light. Being out of synch with national feeling can brand speakers as anything from out of touch to too pessimistic to be effective.
So, public speakers, let your audiences know that they have reason to move forward in their purchasing, job hunting or entrepreneurial initiatives with more confidence.