In a nutshell, all of this Survival Speech lore is about sticking-out, in a world where much of what’s said simply blends-in. And “speech” isn’t just verbal. In various other ways you express yourself, seeming-different will advantage you. Remember that the next time you enter a prize drawing. And remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter.
When you’ve filled-out your entry blank, wrinkle it up. Then smooth it out.
Doing this will improve your chances of winning, and I speak from experience.
Why this works:
If they’ll be spinning the drum before drawing, your entry blank will move-around more than – and not-adhere-to – other perfectly-flat entry blanks.
If they don’t spin the drum, and merely reach into a box full of other perfectly-flat entry blanks, many of which are sticking together, yours will feel different to the person reaching-in.
When you win, act surprised.