We have the delight of mixing up our meeting with a workshop by Bob Ferguson on 'Writing an award-winning speech'
Bob Ferguson is a Distinguished Toastmaster, a winner of the District International, Humorous and Evaluation Speech contests, a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and a member of the UK Speechwriters Guild. He has been a member of Toastmasters for 23 years
In his own words:
*How to create winning speeches*
It’s that time of year again. Time to think of writing a speech for the International Speech contest. Will you be thinking “What shall I write about? How shall I structure it? What should I do to make it shine?” If so this workshop is for you.
Bob Ferguson will be taking us through his process for creating winning speeches.
You will get tools to:
Gather ideas for future speeches so you’re ready to write.
Avoid writers block by asking the right questions.
Structure your speech for maximum impact.
Build in powerful elements to persuade the audience to your viewpoint.
Add the emotional profile that keeps your audience expectant and connected.
Rehearse using all your senses for confident delivery.
As well as thinking of writing for 7-minute speech contests, Bob will show you how to use the same techniques to make writing longer presentations and keynotes simpler
N.b. If you are a guest please register so we have an idea of numbers. (Member don't need to)
We will mix it up with some bonus normal meeting items.
Toastmasters is an amazing way to improve both your self-confidence and ability to express yourself in any context
Come and join us for an evening of off-the-cuff impromptu speaking, prepared speeches, and evaluations.
If you are checking out the club and are not a member you are more then welcome to join in our Table Topics where you will get to speak for 2 minutes on a random subject! But please do register so we know you are coming.
We meet downstairs in the business centre of the Cumberland Hotel. Just look for the sign which points the way to our meeting room.
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