'THE BIG SHOW' JUNE 2014
After I explained what Toastmasters was all about, I showed two videos from the 2007 Toastmasters International Speech contest.
Second place: Rory Vaden 'Slam'
First Place:Vikas Jhingran 'The Swami's Question'
I feel a strong need to be a role model, I think I even met myself at
age 13, the class clown/trouble maker. Meeting yourself is such
a new challenge! This is when you reach down deep in your
experience as a Toastmaster, father, and teacher, because you
understand, you were there!
You understand the lack of a role model, maybe a parent who
lacks education? You must take the lead because you know
how hard life is without a education!
Rory Vaden opens his speech 'Slam' with his back to the audience.
"He asks have you ever been slammed? I know i'm being judged
right now, because they say never turn your back on the
audience." As he turns around he asks " how is it that you turn
In his close he says,as he turns around
"and that's how you turn things around" !
So how do you turn things around?
I have seen how students, as young as nine, gain confidence and
overcome this fear of public speaking. Find out what the students
We are the teachers of the future, please step- up. If you need more
information on how to start this program,
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or search Youth Leadership at
See you at 'The Big Show' http://goo.gl/kYtLkR