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My Humerous Speech

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  1. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Hey everyone! I thought I would share with you my humorous speech from the Humorous Speech contest at the division level at my local Toastmasters.



    For people who do not know Toastmasters is an organization where people come together to work on their public speaking. Every year we have contests. This year I participated in the Humorous Speech Contest and I am very proud of this speech. I hope you enjoy it more than the judges did. :)
     
  2. ToddPhin

    ToddPhin RIP Phinsational Luxury Box Club Member

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    That was outstanding man. Very comfortable to watch as a viewer. Do you have to give a different speech at the next level?
     
  3. Ohio Fanatic

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    congrats man. not easy to get up there and make a good speech like that.
     
  4. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    You can give the same speech all the way through the district.

    For the International Speech Contest, the rules are a little different as that one goes to the world stage. You have to do a different speech at regionals and the finals.

    Humorous speech contest only goes up to District. Unfortunately I did not make it, however, I am very proud of my speech and I enjoy sharing it. Put a lot of work in it.
     
  5. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Thanks, been doing it for seven years. So much fun.
     
  6. ToddPhin

    ToddPhin RIP Phinsational Luxury Box Club Member

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    that’s rough. What’s the grand prize for if?

    As you should be. It’s good creative material, and delivered well. Kudos for your ability to stretch the fluffy bit for 7 minutes without losing the viewer.

    You ever do it at local comedy clubs on open mic nights?

    I can tell.
    Is that why you’re not as funny here, all the effort goes into your speeches? :p
     
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  7. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    The grand prize for being the World Champion of Public Speaking is the ability to sell the fact that you are the World Champion of Public Speaking. If you create a book and program you can go around to Toastmaster areas and make a a career.

    I was going to do an open mic if I won Division. Mostly to get in front of another crowd to practice.
     
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  8. rafael

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    Good Job! You were especially good at creating a connection with the audience through your eye contact and physical gestures. I bet it was fun to do. I have always enjoyed the process of creating a speech or presentation before a group.
     
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  9. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Thanks! It is a lot of fun.
     
  10. ToddPhin

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    You should still do it regardless.
     
  11. Aqua4Ever04

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    That was awesome, man. The only way to get better at is practicing. I was a mumbling fool before I got on the MIC for my podcast (frankly, I still kind of am).

    My favorite part about it was the ability to stop saying um and other transitional filler.

    You did fantastic, man. Great cadence, great pace, excellent timing on the emphasis of your punchlines. Very, very well done.
     
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  12. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Thanks man! I appreciate it!
     
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  13. Aqua4Ever04

    Aqua4Ever04 Write Travis Write Club Member

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    Are we ever gonna grab a beer next time I'm in your neck of the woods? I make at least two trips to go to Mariners games every summer.
     
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  14. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Sure. Just tell me when.
     
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  15. Aqua4Ever04

    Aqua4Ever04 Write Travis Write Club Member

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    We typically stay in Bellevue and catch an Uber to Seattle for the entire day Saturday. Pretty big fan of the Hilton right off the 405. How close is that to where you're at?
     
  16. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Right now it is very close. I live in Bellevue.
     
  17. Rocky Raccoon

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    Great work, Dupree! Really enjoyed it and would love to hear some more if you ever wanted to share.
     
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    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    This is my interntional contest speech from this year.

    My try at the world championship. This one I also made it to division. I got 2nd place. I was disappointed, but still happy how well I did.
     
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  19. Rocky Raccoon

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    You got legit talent my dude. Keep at it!
     
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  20. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Thanks. I appreciate it.
     
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