This is Royce here and I would like to announce that I have finally joined Toastmasters to go straight for the Gold title. I have been moving back and forth between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur that I have not had the chance to commit myself to consistent club meetings and earn my title.
The time has now come to do so and I am very excited to prove myself.
The club that I have chosen is the TTDI Toastmasters which I have included the link to in the links section.
So the first speech that I will have to do ever, is known as the Icebreaker speech. It is interesting because technically any speech you do with a new crowd is an icebreaker speech. The hope here is that the audience immediately breaks their frosty attitudes towards you. I have yet to write up my actual speech and I will have to deliver it on the 4th of July.
This is the Manual of what I will need to do. = http://www.toastmasters.org/PDFs/IceBreaker.pdf
Participants listen intently to Madam Laychi as she explains the importance of time management for an emcee’s job.
This is great for those who’ve never quite understood the expression
Is strength your weakness?.
This is such an important idea because it is rarely considered by many. For example my mother is really good at off the cuff/impromptu speaking and she mainly relies on that. She tries to prepare sometimes but considers it unimportant as she can always come up with something new on the spot anyway. Often entertaining but off-topic.
I agree that it is important for us to be aware that over-relying on our strengths sometimes makes us complacent and creates the tortoise and the hare situation. If we cease to improve and rest on our laurels, we may end up the laggard.
This is a large window ad advertising a hair stylist’s services.‘
They might as well give the option “Or Blow, Sperm and Cut.”
The difference of misspelling a single letter leads to BIG misunderstandings.
It’s like the Reaction checklist