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Think for a moment about a story you tell friends or coworkers about something that happened to you. Were they engaged throughout the entire story? Did they ask you questions afterwards Or did they lose interest and steer the conversation in a new direction? How long did it take for you to get to the point?
At Speakers Roundtable we do things a little bit differently than other Toastmasters Advanced Clubs. We use a model of coaching speakers rather than the standard evaluation model.
One day the Sun and Wind got into an argument over who was stronger. The Wind spotted a man walking down the road, wearing a jacket. They decided that whoever could get the jacket off the man must surely be the strongest. The Wind went first; he blew and blew in an attempt to remove the jacket. But the harder the Wind blew, the tighter the man held on to his jacket. Next, it was the Sun’s turn. The Sun gradually warmed the man, until he was so warm he willingly took off his jacket.
Accredited Speaker Ron Chapman discusses the qualities of leadership essential to a thriving Toastmasters Club at the District 44 TLI Conference 2018.
Join us for an excellent workshop on how to create Killer Content that will keep your audience engaged and make an impact.
“Raise your hand if…” or “Turn to your neighbor and tell them….” These are the kind of words that can strike fear in the hearts of some audience members, while speakers may think they’re the most normal, invitational words in the world.
Storytelling as a mentoring tool has been around forever… well, I say that because there’s a Biblical record of the prophet Nathan telling Kind David the story of two men, a rich dude and a poor dude, and about the rich dude took something precious from the poor dude which enraged David… and then Nathan dropped the moral of the story on David, that he was the rich man. The story was the vehicle to demonstrate for David why he was in the wrong… and if you know the story, you know he was DEFINITELY in the wrong – like adultery and murder wrong!
Amy Magner delivers her professional speech at Speakers Roundtable Toastmasters as part of our special format for the evening.
Tackling the fear of public speaking is the same as stepping into the gym for the first time. You walk into a room full of strangers who all seem to know what they are doing and they make it all look and sound so simple. “These people are experts on everything”, you might say to yourself at first blush, but all of these people have the same thing in common with you; they all started from zero just like you.
Storytelling continues to be integral to who we are, and mastering telling a great story is a great way to connect with any audience. But how do we craft a great story? And what delineates a great story from a not-so-great story? After all, we’ve probably all had the experience of hearing or reading a story that just didn’t work.
Iron sharpens iron.
At the advanced Toastmasters level, there is a greater emphasis on coaching rather than simply evaluating. We are constantly asking ourselves "How can we collaborate to improve?"
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Speakers Roundtable Advanced Toastmasters is primarily a workshop to practice speaking and coaching skills, test out challenging new ideas in a supportive space, and work through problems related to leadership and communication.
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