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Thursday, 09 November 2017 02:23

How do you find an idea for your toastmaster speech?

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Dont Let Your VoiceSpeech ideas are all around us.

If you are interested in something, curious about a topic or even close to being an expert on a particular subject, you have something to talk about. And odds are, somebody will be interested in hearing what you have to say.

In the Competent Communicator manual and throughout the Advanced Communication Program manuals there are projects i.e. speeches that have a specific set of objectives.

Any number of topics can likely fit into a project’s objectives if you craft it to do so.

I’ve completed 16 Competent Communication manuals and two DTM’s worth from the Advanced program.

What I do is keep a journal or list of speech ideas. As I think of something I write it down on my list.

I also stick a 3M sticky note on each of my project manuals. I take the speech topic from my list and add them to the sticky note on a project where it seems to fit. Sometimes, a topic will fit on multiple projects i.e. with different objectives.

I heard that many song writers title their songs based on a saying or a phrase that they have heard in every day conversation. They then write the song to fit the title.

I believe that we can do the same with our speeches. A title like “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time” could have multiple stories to go with it.

Start collecting sayings or interesting phrases, then flesh it out with your own material.

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