If you weren't at the meeting last Saturday, you missed some serious silliness. Donna Pyle delivered a wonderful speech about giving speeches, at times making us laugh hard enough to spew food. I'll never forget her story about finding a scorpion in her vehicle. Pres. Janice had some fun tales to tell too--as always. Our meetings are nothing if not fun.
But, back to the Donna's talk. Here are some of the points she made:
- Put your audience at ease
- Include humor
- Structure your topic
- Create memorable moments
- Evoke emotion
- Include personal stories
- Have a power-packed conclusion
- Consider your appearance
And the biggie: Respect the platform you've been given.
Janice supplied a write-up about public speaking, also. You can find it on our FB page.
August 31: Short story winners will be announced
September 3: Write-in at Linda Kozar's house
September 12 is our meeting day at Lupe Tortilla, featuring Alena Taurainen who will be speaking about conference prep. THIS DATE IS A WEEK EARLIER because of the ACFW Conference, September 17-20.