do you do if you find yourself confined for a couple of minutes
in a high-rise lift with your boss, who poses a difficult question
New members are encouraged to take on tasks to help the evening
run which may range from being a timekeeper, to evaluator or chairman.
skills for these roles are gained both from seeing how others do
it but are also explained more fully in the Speakers Manual. This
knowledge is extremely valuable both for a work environment and
also socially for clubs and committee meetings.
This is where experience
at topics sessions can really help you to deliver a well structured
response with a reasoned conclusion. We learn to speak for two minutes
on any subject that the Chairman chooses - without any prior warning.
It's amazing how eventually you find you will begin to both talk
and think ahead (for both material and direction) to deliver a complete
mini speech on the fly!
This is a session presented by a more experienced
speaker which aims at enhancing our speaking skills.
Subjects visited have been the use of quotaions, poetry, visual
aids, speech writing and use of notes.