Woking Speakers Club: my Ice Breaker speech
I joined Woking Speakers Club, which is affiliated with Toastmasters International, in May 2014.
A few days later I turned up to give my first prepared speech, called the Ice Breaker.
Well, it was meant to be prepared, but I’d had a busy few days beforehand, and a long business call just before I needed to leave to attend the Club, so I had 5 minutes to prepare my speech. Oops. 🙂
Anyway, here’s my (almost) off-the-cuff speech…
Towards the end of the evening everyone in the audience was asked to vote for the best prepared speech, and I won! Here’s a photo of me with Club President Doug New…
I was handed lots of feedback forms, and I got comments like this… “Very touching and inspiring.”, “Wow! You have heaps of energy!”, “What an amazing ice breaker. I loved your enthusiasm, pace, clean delivery, and above all the authenticity in what you said.”, “Absolutely brilliant” and “Very uplifting.”
I also got feedback from 2 people to s.l..o…w … d.o..w…n, which I really appreciate! 🙂
I’ll work on that over the coming weeks and months at this wonderful, friendly and supportive club.