Saturday, August 22, 2015

Did You Miss It?


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:

  1. Put your audience at ease
  2. Include humor
  3. Structure your topic
  4. Create memorable moments
  5. Evoke emotion
  6. Include personal stories
  7. Have a power-packed conclusion
  8. 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. 

CALENDAR REMINDERS:

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.



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