Today’s blue! First day at work after CNY holiday. And I take up a speaking slot in toastmasters club! Now I felt so tired… Anyway, happy birthday as today is everyone’s birthday according to Chinese Tradition (人日)! A “Lou Hei” in Sheraton Hotel brightens up my exhausted day a little bit :p
I mention about me giving a speech right? I really thought I did quite well, but I was slapped by the evaluator. Lolll.
I was talking about my lost of a friend. It supposed to be a touching story, but I sounded like listing down the events in sequence like a historian. LOLL. 🙊
Tips to improve!
1. M – Movie – Develop like the movie storyline
2. D – Dialogue – To spice up the story
3. E – Emotion – Generate emotion (how the characters feel). Act out the character even though I am not him or her.
Still I am glad some kind souls said my speech wasn’t that bad at all. Haha.
In short, I think practice and preparation are still necessary lah. I was mostly impromptu on stage just now (a Challenge for myself).
Perhaps one day I shall write down the complete story which has taught me an important lesson. One day 🙂
#083 – How to tell a touching story