April 2019 archive

Using Free Writing for Speech Ideas

A lot of people say they have difficulty coming up with ideas for speeches. They are wrong, of course. Get someone talking about their lives and within 5 minutes, they will probably provide ideas for a dozen speeches. When I was a kid, I read a biography of Charles M Schulz. In it, he was …

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Ice Breakers for Public Speakers

At Toastmasters, we think of an “ice breaker” as the first speech that we give in the program. Of course, “ice breaker” has a more general meaning. Most people think of it as some kind of device used by a speaker to capture the audience’s attention. And it is in this regard that I want …

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April 18th 2019 Noon Toastmasters Meeting

Minutes Location Brookdale Paulin Creek Timing Start Time: 12:12 pm End Time: 1:12 pm Attendees 9 Members: President MeL Konrad, VP Education Brian Buckman, VP Membership Bert Rangel, Treasurer Mark Burchill, Secretary Frank Moraes, Holly Young, Orlando Kai O’Shea, Stephanie K Thatcher, Steve Domkowski. 3 Gusts: Area 25 Director Donica Hopkins, Jennifer Shannon, and Gabriel. …

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