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Title: International Speech Contest


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International Speech Contest
  • A Contestant's View of the

Mike Futty, ACB BAC to the Future
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First Things First
Please turn all cell phones, pagers,
iPods, tricorders, communicator badges, and other
noisemakers off.
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Unexpected noises can ruin a presentation.
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You dont want that on your conscience, do you?
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Good. Lets Start.
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Congratulations to LaShunda Rundles from Dallas,
Texas
2008 World Champion of Public Speaking
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So, how does it feel to compete?
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Its hovers between
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this
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and this.
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That being said
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What are we going to talk about today?
  • Why People Compete
  • Contest Preparation
  • Going On Stage
  • I Won. Now What?
  • I Lost. Now What?

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Why do People Compete?
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Fame and Glory
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Curiosity
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Personal Growth
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Validation
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To Get A Message Out
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and, to be honest
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some compete
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simply because theyre asked to.
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(which isnt bad)
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The real secret to being a good competitive
speaker is this
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Forget the Lucite.
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Its not about the Lucite.
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If you focus on the Trophy
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Youve lost focus on what is important
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Its about growing.
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Its about the Audience,
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connecting with them
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and changing them in a Positive Way.
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Speech and Competitor Types Evangelist Comedian H
earts and Flowers Teddy Bear Rambo Body
Count Happy to Be Here
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So, how do you prepare to compete?
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Rule Number 1
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Know the rules
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It is AMAZING how many competitors reach area and
division contests who DONT KNOW the rules.
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You read the rules when you play Monopoly
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and this is more important!
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so
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Read the Rules
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Learn the Rules
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Become one with the rules
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Have a copy of the rules with you at every
competition.
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Pop Quiz
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Can a competitor videotape a competition?
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The rules dont say you cant.
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but
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It isnt allowed at the International level due
to an agreement with Bill Stevens productions.
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also
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If you want to record a competition, make sure
you clear it with the Chief Judge in advance
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and
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Get a signed release from every competitor you
intend to record and provide it to the Chief
Judge before you start recording
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If they dont sign, you dont record them.
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If the Chief Judge doesnt want to allow
recording, dont record.
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on a personal note
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in the true spirit of Toastmasters
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and as a professional courtesy,
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offer a copy of the recording to any competitors
you record
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So, where do you get the rules?
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www.toastmasters.org
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The rules say
as of this writing
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You must be a member in good standing
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in a club of good standing
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You must complete six CC manual
speeches BEFORE the club competition
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UNLESS
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you are a charter member of a club chartered
since July first. The Club must be officially
chartered prior to the Area contest.
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and you must
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maintain eligibility at all levels of the contest
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also
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Competitors cant be
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(this is long)
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incumbent International Officers and Directors
and candidates for these offices District
offices (District Governor, Immediate Past
District Governor, any Lieutenant Governor,
Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer,
Division Governor or Area Governor) whose terms
expire June 30 District officers or announced
candidates for the term beginning the upcoming
July 1
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or
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presenters of education sessions at the Area,
Division and District event at which the contest
will be held
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or
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a judge at any level for a contest in which they
are still competing
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meaning
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you cant be a judge for Division A this week
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and compete in Division B next week
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In essence
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In the true spirit of Toastmasters, a competitor
shouldnt be in any position that could give them
an unfair advantage- whether real or perceived.
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As for contest levels
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there are six
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Club Area Division District Region International

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Why three speeches?
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thats easy
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For Toastmasters to present you as their best,
you cant be a One-Hit Wonder
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So you will need three speeches
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Substantially Original
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and certified as such in writing to the Chief
Judge
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You also submit Biographical Information
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At Region, you also need to submit the title and
outline of your district speech.
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At International, you need to submit the title
and outline of your district and region speech.
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Rule Number 2
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This is REAL Important
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Know the Judges Ballot
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Let Me Repeat that.
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Know The Judges Ballot
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50 - Content
30 - Delivery
20 - Language
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Content 50
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Remember
Content is King
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Speech Development 20
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Effectiveness 15
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Speech Value 15
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Delivery 30
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Physical 10
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Voice 10
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Manner 10
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Language 20
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Appropriateness 10
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Correctness 10
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Now, lets discuss putting a competitive speech
together
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Start NOW.
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and worth every minute.
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So, commit the time to do it right
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and get a good mentor to work with
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who can also commit the time to do it right.
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Make a Story File
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Build stories over time.
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Your stories
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Why only your stories?
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The audience doesnt know them
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and you cant tell others stories
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with the same passion
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or emotion.
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So, stick with your own.
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You say you have no good stories?
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I dont believe that.
(and Ill tell you why)
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If you have children
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you have stories
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If you were ever a child yourself
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you have stories
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If youve ever been in a Dennys
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after midnight
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you have stories
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If you have relatives
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you have stories.
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You get the point.
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Want more stories?
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Just read the news
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Carry a notepad or digital recorder with you at
all times.
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If you laugh,
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cry,
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become angry,
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upset,
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surprised,
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shocked,
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or are touched in any way,
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record what happened for your story file.
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and get it in there when you get home!
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Next, you need to choose a good topic
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and objective.
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How do you pick a topic?
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Here is a great way
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If you were going to die,
what ONE lesson would you leave your children?
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The answer is probably a great topic
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If it overlaps something that somebody already
did,
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Look at it from a different angle
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or approach it in a different way.
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Your objective is what you want the audience
to think, feel, or do when you are done.
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Keep the topic and objective short and concise.
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You should be able to write your topic and
objective
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on the back of a business card.
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Example Volunteering makes a much bigger
difference than people think. I want the audience
to volunteer more.
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The movie Alien was pitched to the movie
studios with just three words.
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Jaws in Space
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Why is this important?
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It frames everything else in the speech.
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Once you have that done
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Choose three stories
from your story file that best support it.
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and begin to
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Build Your Speech.
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Use things that will stick with the audience
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What Sticks What doesnt
Simple Complex
Concrete Abstract
Emotional Stoic
Unexpected Predictable
Stories Facts
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Theme
Objective
Introduction
Point/Story 1
Point/Story 2
Point/Story 3
Conclusion
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Remember
Content is King?
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THIS IS CRITICAL!
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An updated speech form
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Once you have the speech outlined, you can begin
to
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finalize it
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Create a six minute speech.
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Not seven minutes. Not six minutes, 30
seconds. Six minutes.
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Now, lets talk about humor.
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The room and seating makes a difference.
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Women laugh more freely than men.
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More women in the audience means faster and more
laughing.
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Bigger rooms with more open space tend to
result in less laughter.
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Time of day, recent events, and many other
factors can make differences too.
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The point is not to get rattled if you dont get
the laughs you got before.
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Allow time for laughs if you use humor.
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Allow more laugh time for larger audiences.
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What makes people laugh?
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Exaggeration
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Pain
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Sudden release of tension.
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Surprise (sudden redirection)
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or better known as a setup and punch line.
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Henny Youngman
Ive been in love with the same woman for 30
years
if my wife finds out, shell kill me!
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Keep humor in short bursts.
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Never use long stories to set up a punch line.
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Never, ever use jokes...
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or unrelated, forced humor.
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Find the humor in the situation.
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Use observational humor.
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Words with a K sound are funny.
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Cupcake is funny sounding. Tomato isnt.
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Finally, laughing at yourself is the safest humor.
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Next, practice your speech.
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First rule of practice
Too much isnt enough.
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practice at
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Your Club Other Clubs With Your Family With Your
Friends In the Car (Make a CD) With Anybody
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Record Yourself Audio Video
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Watch the video with the sound turned off
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to focus on your stage presence.
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and
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Listen to the audio without watching the video
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to focus on your vocal clarity and variety.
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How about technology?
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Two words. Murphys Law.
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The Day of the Event
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Relax.
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Watch what you eat Before the competition.
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Relax.
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Stepping on Stage
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The Audience
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Delivery
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Stage Presence
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Two Last Unwritten Laws
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Perception is Reality
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Rub of the Green
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Youve won! Now what?
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Youve lost. Now what?
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  • Does your speech
  • make a significant point?
  • provide significant value
  • make the audience think and feel?
  • regularly jolt them?
  • include humor from the situation?

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Are there other good resources out there?
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www.commandthestage.com/stuff
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Conclusion
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Resources
http//shop.kevinspalding.com/main.sc http//www.c
raigvalentine.com/products/index.php?pageProducts
http//www.jimkey.com/resources/
http//www.davidbrookstexas.com/products/
http//edtate.com/learningtools.html http//www.h
umor411.com/books/ https//www.billspro.com/ts/ts0
7.html http//www.markbrownspeaks.com/ http//www.
worldchampionsedge.com/edge/index.cfm
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International Speech Contest
  • A Contestant's View of the

Mike Futty, ACB BAC to the Future
Club mike_at_futty.com (h) 302-337-7177 (w)
302-337-7113
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