Finishing the 10 Competent Communicator speeches for Toastmasters

On Monday, I finished my 10th Toastmasters Speech, thus completing the Competent Communicators Manual.

I did the last four speeches on four back to back meetings. That was the only way I could finish them fast enough to count toward our club’s goal for the academic year. We made it.

I ended up using a lot of the topics I proposed in my previous post here¬†from the Idea Machine experiment. That helped a lot, having some ideas to use. The hardest part about speeches for me is choosing the topic. Once I’m locked in, I can come up with speech fairly easily.

The second hardest part is keeping the speech within the time limit. I can talk once I get going.

Tomorrow, I’ll share one of the biggest lessons I learned from these 10 speeches.