Monthly Archive: July 2008

Jul 16

Public Speaking in Context

Whenever you get up and deliver a speech you have to remember that what you say is in context. What do I mean by that? Well, when you deliver a speech you have to be aware that your words are not isolated and your surroundings may have an impact on what you’re about to say.

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Jul 16

Hungry for Humorous Speeches? Try a Roast

I was idly playing videos on You Tube recently and I came across Dean Martin’s Roasts from the 1970s. I had a jolly old time watching some comedians from yesteryear engaging in humorous roasts. So I figured I should write a post about roast speeches and provide some roast speech examples. I talk about roast …

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Jul 14

Secret Comedy Writing Technique – Callbacks

Here’s another post in my on-going series Secret Comedy Writing Techniques. This one deals with Callbacks. What’s a callback you ask? Well, a callback is repeating a joke verbatim, or paraphrasing a joke, that got a laugh earlier in your speech or comedy routine.

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Jul 04

5 Rules Every Speech Writer Should Know

David Brooks, 1990 World Champion of Public Speaking, has written an article that appears on the World Champion’s Edge membership site. Here’s the third rule to give a little taster: 3. Write in a style that reflects your manner of speech. This is not an authorization for you to write using careless speech patterns, slang, …

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Jul 03

Toastmasters: Evaluation Workshop

I attended an Evaluation Workshop given by the current UK & Ireland Evaluation Champion Hilary Briggs (Early Bird Speakers) and the 2004 winner and DTM, Bob Ferguson (Excaliburs). By the way, if you check out that link Hilary is on the left of the picture. In the UK the Toastmasters Evaluation Contest happens at the same …

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