Monthly Archives: May 2015

Typing Toastmasters Speech Introduction
A well constructed speech introduction gets the audience excited for the topic and speaker. Poor introductions inspire the audience to look at the agenda to see who’s coming up…later.

Demand the attention from your audience by producing an introduction that keeps the audience in suspense and whets their appetite to focus on your speech. Here are five steps to do that.

  1. Put yourself in the place of the Toastmaster – The Toastmaster of the Day (the MC or Master of Ceremonies) may not get the opportunity to read your introduction…until your introduction time occurs. Plan your introduction around… Read Full Post »

Toastmasters District Contest
We are one day away from the International Speech Contest District 26 competition here in Denver Colorado on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Eight finalists representing more than 150 clubs throughout Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska will speak for 5-7 minutes to see who will leave with the big trophy and advance to the International championship in Las Vegas this August!

Competitors first had to win the contest at their club level, then advanced to the area, where a person usually competes against 3-5 contestants from other clubs. The winner from there advances to the Division contest, where the competition… Read Full Post »