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Monday, 06 March 2017 17:28

Should I repeat the same winning speech? (Toastmasters)

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Trust Your InstinctsA week since I won in the Toastmasters Club Contest and specifically in the “international speech contest”. I was wondering and I wanna ask the experienced and winner Toastmasters what they would recommend.Should I repeat and improve my same idea of my winning speech or write a new speech?

You are permitted to use the same speech again up to and including the District level. Should you be fortunate to continue to win, you will be required to deliver a different speech at the Semi-finals at the World Championship of Public Speaking.

Most likely, everybody who has won at different levels of contests in Toastmasters will advise you differently.

There is value in continuing with the same speech, delivering it to different groups, then incorporating the feedback given to make the speech better. After this journey, your speech may have the same concept but after numerous changes, it may not look the same.

Another consideration is how much time is there between contests? There may not be enough for you to create new content and get proficient with its delivery. It might be better to fine-tune your winning speech.

One way or the other, its up to you.

Good luck with your Area Contest and thanks for the question.

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