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Posted: 1/6/2006 5:50:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 5:51:00 PM EDT by red65]
I'm one.

Did 4 speeches already.

I'm going to be the toastmaster on tuesday.

Toastmaster = public speaking club

not a guy who warms bread in a dungeon, or says "here's to you" while drinking a beer


On an unrelated note, my concealed carry firearm of choice is :



sweeeeet.....
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:53:55 PM EDT
Thought about it several times.

Are you required to speak at each event, or can you just observe until you feel comfortable?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:04:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 6:06:18 PM EDT by red65]

Originally Posted By bastiat:
Thought about it several times.

Are you required to speak at each event, or can you just observe until you feel comfortable?



you can sit there and not join in as long as you want. it's all designed to sort of ease you into speaking.

I was so uptight at the first meeting that my jaw hurt afterward from clenching my teeth. I just sat there.

Basically it is an ideal opportunity to learn public speaking in the presence of very good natured and easygoing people.

It sucks being afraid of public speaking.

Try it out. What do you have to lose?

www.toastmasters.org/
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:11:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:22:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
I've been yappin' in front of crowds from 1 to 5,000 since I was a kid. I guess I'm either disqualified or overqualified...

-Troy



I don't know if you can be "overqualified". Some of the toastermasters give truly outstanding speeches. They have international competitions.

How is it that you speak in from of so many people? Are you a preacher? Musician?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:23:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By red65:

Originally Posted By Troy:
I've been yappin' in front of crowds from 1 to 5,000 since I was a kid. I guess I'm either disqualified or overqualified...

-Troy



I don't know if you can be "overqualified". Some of the toastermasters give truly outstanding speeches. They have international competitions.

How is it that you speak in from of so many people? Are you a preacher? Musician?



He counts his posts on ar15.com as speeches
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:40:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
I've been yappin' in front of crowds from 1 to 5,000 since I was a kid. I guess I'm either disqualified or overqualified...

-Troy




Or you just can't be quiet hehe
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:44:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:46:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:21:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By JB69:
Or you just can't be quiet hehe



That's the thing: I totally can. To the point that some people literally go crazy, and either have to turn on the TV or talk non-stop themselves. I have that rare gift to KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP.

-Troy




I like to do that to annoying people sometimes, for a goof I'll just let em talk and talk and talk, and watch em squirm, when they finally stop, and the silence kills them, hahaha


Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:23:11 PM EDT
Toastmaster= A very good toaster.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:24:52 PM EDT
ex gf was in the tm club here, great place to network...she was a bitch though...
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:25:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By JB69:
Or you just can't be quiet hehe



That's the thing: I totally can. To the point that some people literally go crazy, and either have to turn on the TV or talk non-stop themselves. I have that rare gift to KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP.

-Troy

Can you teach that shutting up tjing to some ladies I know?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:52:49 PM EDT
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