Category Archive: Toastmasters

Aug 22

New World Speaking Champion Crowned

As you’ve probably seen this week Saturday 16 August was the end of the International Speech Contest which culminated in a new world champion of public speaking being crowned – LaShunda Rundles.

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Aug 18

Humour and Freedom of Speech

Humour and Freedom of Speech. It’s an interesting concept as it’s one that comes up again and again throughout history. Well, modern history at least. You might be thinking: “wow Jase, this is a bit of a dry boring topic for your blog” Well, stick with me as it contains some useful intel on the …

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Aug 12

Humorous Speech Contest

Well contest season at Toastmasters is rapidly approaching… again. It only seems five minutes ago that we were approaching the International Speech contest, which was waaaay back in February this year. Yikes. Now we have the Humorous Speech contest. This is probably going to have to be an occasion where I take a back seat. …

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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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