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Category: Ad hoc Speeches

Prepared speeches from the Competent Communicator and six other Advanced Speaking Manuals …

Sharing (Discover Prompts #13 – TEACH)

I looked up the synonym for teach and found the following list: Advise Coach Demonstrate Develop Direct Explain Instruct  Lecture Prepare Show Train Tutor For me, teaching is all of […]

Pressure Cooking

We don’t notice the stresses and pressures bubbling away, until WHAM! Straight out of nowhere the pressure overflows, and one seemingly small drama turns into a crisis. Another miserable rainy […]

It’s Poet’s Day

Today is Poet’s day.  Let’s celebrate it.  Much of what we deliver in our prepared speeches is poetic prose.  It is a form of writing that uses the aesthetic and […]

Escaping the Storm

This is Peter John Cooper’s remarkable play about the life and times of Marie Stopes.  A highly opinionated, yet educated woman so demonly depicted by two actors, Jane McKell and […]

The Rest of the Story (TM Speech #7)

“Our next speaker, Laura McHarrie’s maiden name was Richardson. On the 21st November 1984 (almost 34 years ago), Ray Dukes, a Debenham’s employee wrote … ‘In response to your request […]

To Boldly Go … Down Pathways –

Laura McHarrie has chosen to deliver her penultimate Advance Communicator Gold speech as part of her Area Director visit, as forthcoming changes to the Toastmasters learning programme lends itself to […]

Six Down; Six to Go – Speeches by Management #2

Speeches by Management (2011-05) #2 – Appraise with Praise (5:00-7:00 min) Demonstrate importance of feedback techniques personally used in daily life; Use constructive evaluation to help someone improve their performance; […]