I finally managed to complete the Humorously Speaking manual at my Toastmasters club, Grosvenor Square Speakers, which means I now have my Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) award. I had actually completed the other 9 speech projects by this past June (2008), so why has it taken me until November 24th to complete one speech?
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Frankie Howerd clip; 2m 21 sec (Above is a clip of late British comedian Frankie Howerd on the chat show Parkinson). I got asked at a humour workshop that I ran recently the following question: “How far can you push risque humour before it becomes too much at Toastmasters?”
We had a really successful night at Grosvenor Square Speakers at the beginning of this week. We decided to experiment with the way the club chairs the contests and we divided duties successfully between myself as VPE and Debbie Mahs. Even though the club doesn’t usually run its contests this way, it made a refreshing …
Fellow blogger and speaker Eric Feng made an interesting post over at The Public Speaking Blog back in August on whether an award-winning speech at Toastmasters can be considered an excellent speech. Here’s how the article opens: “A couple of days ago, I raved about having a female winner for the International Speech Contest held …