If you are a member of a Toastmaster club, here are a few tips while at home this holiday season. If you are not a Toastmaster, JOIN! It will be the best decision you can make for your career.
Here are my Top 5 suggestions to stay Toastmaster sharp over the holidays:
1.On Christmas Eve, instead of reading the story of Jesus’ birth from the Bible. Act it out in speech form using lots of vocal variety and animal noises!
2. Play table topics before you let the kids open presents. “Ok Johnny, please tell your parents the worse thing you did wrong this year.”
3. After Christmas dinner, give a timer’s report on how long it takes everyone to eat dessert. And be sure to count ice cream headaches.
4. Give a grammarians report on how well grandpa said grace. “Is it Ahmen or A-men?”
5. After all the gifts are open, give a general evaluation of each present. And be sure to say something positive, about the ugly sweater given to you from your Aunt Ruth.
And yes, I did make these up. I presented these at our club meeting before Christmas this year and got a very positive response!