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Tackling difficulties and overcoming the challenges life serves up – by Dona Halliday

Come on, Stretch yourself! A new toastmaster’s Ice breaker

Looking good…, but that’s not the kind of stretching I’m talking about today. I’m talking about the stretching of our abilities, our minds, doing those things that push us past our comfort level — the unaccustomed, the new, the different, the challenging — Come on, Stretch Yourself!

Recently, in an effort to do just that I joined Toastmasters International — a non-profit organization with about 12,500 clubs in 113 countries. This organization through its local clubs provide a friendly environment for individuals to develop better communication skills (i.e. active listening and public speaking) as well as leadership skills.

On Monday, I delivered my first speech there, an icebreaker. I was evaluated on the questions below and I would love YOUR evaluation. To listen, click here ICEBREAKER:

1. What strong points does the speaker have?
2. How well did you get to know the speaker?
3. Did the speech reflect adequate preparation?
4. Did the speaker talk clearly & audibly?
5. Did the speech have a definite opening, body and conclusion?
6. Comment on the speaker’s use of notes. (no notes)
7. Suggest improvement the speaker could make
8. What did you like about the presentation?

Please let me know your suggestions by replying in the “Comment field”  and once again this is Dona Halliday encouraging you to stretch yourself by challenging yourself by .


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