Speeches Delivered at Toastmasters

I write out most of my speeches. While I don't recite them word-for-word from memory, writing helps me hone in on a few effective phrases to use, forces me to flesh my thoughts out completely, and gives me a visual representation of what to rehearse. 

Competent Communicator

1. The Ice Breaker (4-6 mins) A Sad Story with a Happy Ending
2. Organize Your Speech (5-7 mins) Whitman through the Years
3. Get to the Point (5-7 mins) I Want You to Give Well
4. How to Say It (5-7 mins) Rules for Rulers
5. Your Body Speaks (5-7 mins) The Pitfall of Going Alone
6. Vocal Variety (5-7 mins) The Pitfall of Going Alone
7. Research Your Topic (5-7 mins) CRISPR and You
8. Get Comfortable with Visual Aids (5-7 mins) Whitman through the Years
9. Persuade with Power (5-7 mins) I Want You to Give Well
10. Inspire Your Audience (8-10 mins) Bucket List 2017

Storytelling

1. The Folk Tale (7-9 mins)) Grandmother's Tale
2. Let's Get Personal (6-8 mins) Everything is Misery
3. The Moral of the Story (5-7 mins) Everything is Misery
4. The Touching Story (6-8 mins) Rocks on the Way Down
5. Bringing History to Life (7-9 mins) Barbara McClintock's Jumping Genes

Speeches by Management

1. The Briefing (3-5 mins; 2-3 Q&A) Access Capacity Initiative
2. Appraise with Praise (5-7 mins) Feedback: Showing You Care
3. Persuade and Inspire (5-7 mins) There's a Better Way
4. Communicating Change (5-7 mins) New Project Timeline
5. Delivering Bad News (5-7 mins) Staff Reorganization

Specialty Speeches

1. Impromptu Speaking (5-7 mins) No script
2. Uplift the Spirit (8-10 mins) TBD
3. Sell a Product (10-12 mins) TBD
4. Read Out Loud (12-15 mins) No script
5. Introduce the Speaker No script

Technical Presentations

1. The Technical Briefing (8-10 mins) Smart Homes
2. The Proposal (8-10 mins; 3-5 mins Q&A) Scrum: A better way to manage projects
3. The Nontechnical Audience (10-12 mins) TBD
4. Presenting a Technical Paper (10-12 mins) TBD
5. Enhancing a Technical Talk with the Internet (12-15 mins) TBD

Persuasive Speaking

1. The Effective Salesperson (3-4 mins; 3-5 mins role play; 2-3 mins discussion) TBD
2. Conquering the Cold Call (3-4 mins; 5-7 mins role play; 2-3 mins discussion) TBD
3. The Winning Proposal (5-7 mins) TBD
4. Addressing the Opposition (7-9 mins; 2-3 mins Q&A) TBD
5. The Persuasive Leader (6-8 mins) TBD

The Professional Speaker

1. The Keynote Address (15-20 mins) TBD
2. Speaking to Entertain (15-20 mins) TBD
3. The Sales Training Pitch (15-20 mins) TBD
4. The Professional Seminar (20-40 mins) TBD
5. The Motivational Speech (15-20 mins) TBD

Toastmaster Reflections

1. July 2017 Dreams
2. January 2018 Spontaneous Order
3. TBD

Educational Series

1. Evaluate to Motivate Hot Feedback to Warm the Heart
2. TBD

Contests

1. Fall 2017 Humorous Speech Everything Is Misery