I attended another amazing meeting at Phoenix Speakers on Wednesday. This new club is buzzing with energy and I’m really proud to be on the committee.
I completed the fourth speech project from the Entertaining speaker manual. The objectives were to deliver a dramatic talk with characters and dialogue.
I had written it and had it checked by my mentor well in advance, but I had only run through it about five times. My lack of preparation caused me to lose my place a few seconds into the talk. I just went blank. I had my notes in my back pocket and was able to make a joke about referring to them. To be honest it probably helped because it got a laugh which contributed to the “entertaining” nature of the speech. The rest of the speech flowed fairly smoothly, although I did have to improvise out of a couple more mistakes. Again, this probably helped the speech as my language would have sounded natural and unscripted.