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1 4 Steps to fine-tune your speech 2007 Toastmasters International District 67 English prepared speech champion Hubert Yuo 2007 Toastmasters International District 67 English prepared speech champion Hubert Yuo

2 Don’t write your speech yet! (Head) Audience-Oriented Human Emotion-oriented Personal stories-oriented Audience-Oriented Human Emotion-oriented Personal stories-oriented

3 Audience-Oriented What’s in it for me? if you were the audience, what’s your expectation? Purpose of your speech? Entertain, Persuade, Inform, Inspire Background check list Education, Gender, Age, Profession, Taboo… The point?  Fulfill what the audience want What’s in it for me? if you were the audience, what’s your expectation? Purpose of your speech? Entertain, Persuade, Inform, Inspire Background check list Education, Gender, Age, Profession, Taboo… The point?  Fulfill what the audience want

4 Human Emotion-Oriented 6 Emotions Happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, surprise, and fear. Sensations Hear, see, smell, taste, and touch. Catch their heart first, if you still have time, leave them ONE clear message. The point?  Find what makes you ___, find your own way to tell it. 6 Emotions Happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, surprise, and fear. Sensations Hear, see, smell, taste, and touch. Catch their heart first, if you still have time, leave them ONE clear message. The point?  Find what makes you ___, find your own way to tell it.

5 Personal Stories-Oriented Collect your stories Learn the skills from others and find your own material. Puzzle up your stories Re-assemble your stories to match your points. Learn more from special program “Breaking the code” The point?  It is the best vehicle to carry your message! Collect your stories Learn the skills from others and find your own material. Puzzle up your stories Re-assemble your stories to match your points. Learn more from special program “Breaking the code” The point?  It is the best vehicle to carry your message!

6 You are about to start When you want to send a letter, you need 3 things… Letter as your “passion” Address as your “goal” Stamp as your “persistence” Do more with L A S When you want to send a letter, you need 3 things… Letter as your “passion” Address as your “goal” Stamp as your “persistence” Do more with L A S

7 Stage 1 “Passion” as your letter Say it from your “Heart” what’s your burning desire? If you have 7 mins to tell the world a message, what will that be? Say it from your “Heart” what’s your burning desire? If you have 7 mins to tell the world a message, what will that be?

8 Where Does Ideas Come From? Find extraordinary from the ordinary Find extraordinary from the ordinary Half is fall Half is empty Optimistic Pessmistic What you have? Your mind set? Things that we didn ’ t notice Treasure what you have Ordinary thing Extraordinary meaning

9 Where Does Ideas Come From? Respectable Define the True Meaning of you Distinguished Toastmaster Distinguished Taiwan member Reality Extension meaning DTM Ordinary thing Extraordinary meaning Reinforce or Break it Stick to it Letter, address and stamp So close to us STAMP Stick to the letter Stick to your goal Reality Extension meaning Reinforce or Break it

10 Where Does Ideas Come From? Daily conversation Failures in our life Reality Extension meaning Echo effect Failing forward Ouch Ordinary thing Extraordinary meaning Reinforce or Break it Hide the real shoes Step in one ’ s shoes Reality Extension meaning Shoes Start from a story To be in someone ’ s position Reinforce or Break it

11 Where Does Ideas Come From? Find extraordinary from the ordinary -Creative ideas Preferred -Break the rules -Quotations -Think upside down -Break through Find extraordinary from the ordinary -Creative ideas Preferred -Break the rules -Quotations -Think upside down -Break through

12 Try Another Way of Thinking Train sound  I think I can Earth and sun  What really moves? Second chance  Beauty and the Beast Cha-Chin  Validate Hot pot  all kinds of soups in our life The point?  Something that exist give you the advantage to connect with your audience Train sound  I think I can Earth and sun  What really moves? Second chance  Beauty and the Beast Cha-Chin  Validate Hot pot  all kinds of soups in our life The point?  Something that exist give you the advantage to connect with your audience

13 Now you have great material and then? Maximize your impact Now you have great material and then? Maximize your impact

14 Breaking the Code… 1.Lecturing 2.personal side story 3.famousSupport 4.quotation 5.personal main stories 1.Lecturing 2.personal side story 3.famousSupport 4.quotation 5.personal main stories

15 Breaking the Code… 1Lecturing 2personal side story 3famousSupport 4quotation 5personal main stories My original structure … 24 Darren’s world championship structure My final structure Lecturing 2personal side story 3famousSupport 4quotation 5personal main stories My original structure … 24 Darren’s world championship structure My final structure

16 How to Edit Your Speech? Do more with LESS From Words to Sentence, From Sentence to Paragraphs Crafting to make it better Write in 5 and say it in 7 Do more with LESS From Words to Sentence, From Sentence to Paragraphs Crafting to make it better Write in 5 and say it in 7 Lasting impact with best words Efficient communication with less words Great message

17 Now you have great material and you maximize your impact and then? “ Humorize” it Now you have great material and you maximize your impact and then? “ Humorize” it

18 The Moment that Connect Humor elements are must but… Racist, Disease, Gross images and Dirty words are NOT recommended What makes you laugh? How does things work? Reality affect your humor 60% reality/ 40% made up 60% humor/ 40%exaggeration Humor elements are must but… Racist, Disease, Gross images and Dirty words are NOT recommended What makes you laugh? How does things work? Reality affect your humor 60% reality/ 40% made up 60% humor/ 40%exaggeration

19 What Makes Them Laugh? My Categories and a lot more… Culture difference GenderWeight SilenceNervousnessRed lights Timer Human behavior Language Marriage and family Husband and wife Age

20 How Does Things Work? My Skills and a lot more… Superior feeling for audience Make fun of yourself Exaggeration “3” strategy Echoing effect Similarity ComparisonContractionTwisting Repeating words Different aspects Interaction

21 Comedy Formulas Setup/Punch Comparisons Similes Observations Mimicking List making Call backs Refer to the book written by Judy Carter “Standup Comedy” Setup/Punch Comparisons Similes Observations Mimicking List making Call backs Refer to the book written by Judy Carter “Standup Comedy”

22 What is SETUP / PUNCH? The “Punch” is where the audience laughs. The “Setup” is the one or so lines leading to the punch. Example: SETUP: “At my gym they have free weights” PUNCH: “So I took them home” The “Punch” is where the audience laughs. The “Setup” is the one or so lines leading to the punch. Example: SETUP: “At my gym they have free weights” PUNCH: “So I took them home”

23 What is Comparison? Comparing one subject against another is a simple and very effective way of organizing your material.. Example: SETUP: (Then) “I was so close to lose my virginity” PUNCH: (Now) “I mean my dignity.” Comparing one subject against another is a simple and very effective way of organizing your material.. Example: SETUP: (Then) “I was so close to lose my virginity” PUNCH: (Now) “I mean my dignity.”

24 What is Similes? A simile is where one object is compared to another. Similes are very powerful tools because they create pictures. Similes are usually introduced with “It’s like…” Example: SETUP: “Sex when you’re married is like going to a 7-11” PUNCH: “There’s not much variety, but at 3 in the morning, it’s always there.” A simile is where one object is compared to another. Similes are very powerful tools because they create pictures. Similes are usually introduced with “It’s like…” Example: SETUP: “Sex when you’re married is like going to a 7-11” PUNCH: “There’s not much variety, but at 3 in the morning, it’s always there.”

25 What is Observations? In the dictionary, the definition of an observation is “Close examination, especially of natural phenomena.” Observations are where the comic tries to make sense out of a non-sensical world. Example: “Have you ever noticed that your garbage weighs more than your groceries?” In the dictionary, the definition of an observation is “Close examination, especially of natural phenomena.” Observations are where the comic tries to make sense out of a non-sensical world. Example: “Have you ever noticed that your garbage weighs more than your groceries?”

26 What is Mimicking? To mimic, means to “act out” the people you talk about. Become them. Mimic their voices, their body language. People love transformations. Instead of talking about your mom, talk about her as if you are her!!! Example: Captain's show. Loosen your seat belt, Washroom, Don’t leave your staff, To mimic, means to “act out” the people you talk about. Become them. Mimic their voices, their body language. People love transformations. Instead of talking about your mom, talk about her as if you are her!!! Example: Captain's show. Loosen your seat belt, Washroom, Don’t leave your staff,

27 What is List Making? Lists make good punchlines. There are different ways you can use lists to make people laugh. The first way is with the “List of three.” The first two have something in common (setup) and the last one is the unexpected (punch) Example: “I like to think of myself as a woman of European influence: (1) makeup by Germaine Monteil (2) nails by Faberge…(3)body by Haagen-Dazs.” Lists make good punchlines. There are different ways you can use lists to make people laugh. The first way is with the “List of three.” The first two have something in common (setup) and the last one is the unexpected (punch) Example: “I like to think of myself as a woman of European influence: (1) makeup by Germaine Monteil (2) nails by Faberge…(3)body by Haagen-Dazs.”

28 What is Callbacks? A callback is when you make a reference, later in your act, to something you said earlier. Examples? What do you hear today? A callback is when you make a reference, later in your act, to something you said earlier. Examples? What do you hear today?

29 Comedy Formulas Setup/Punch Comparisons Similes Observations Mimicking List making Call backs Setup/Punch Comparisons Similes Observations Mimicking List making Call backs

30 Stage 2 “Goal” as your address Rehearsing speeches by your “hand” and know what you can do beforehand you can’t just stay in the hatch and pray to be a chicken. Those are my proven strategies that you may consider trying. Rehearsing speeches by your “hand” and know what you can do beforehand you can’t just stay in the hatch and pray to be a chicken. Those are my proven strategies that you may consider trying.

31 Never to Be Out-Prepared Expect the unexpected (Material) -Microphone (Be comfortable with your aid) -Recorder (audio or video tape yourself and watch it) -Dress (From head to toe) -Surrounding (outdoor? Stage? Restroom? How big?) -Emergency kit (battery, plan B, tapes, extra core) -stage time and sequence The point?  Get prepared and get controlled Expect the unexpected (Material) -Microphone (Be comfortable with your aid) -Recorder (audio or video tape yourself and watch it) -Dress (From head to toe) -Surrounding (outdoor? Stage? Restroom? How big?) -Emergency kit (battery, plan B, tapes, extra core) -stage time and sequence The point?  Get prepared and get controlled

32 Never to Be Out-Prepared Practice until you internalized it (Mental) - Mentors/Coach (make it your own way to present it!!!) - Make it your first priority (once in a life time) - Spot check (pick up and go!!!) - Visualize it (You have to see what you want to be) - Great cycle (handwork-pressure-compliments-p-h) The point?  Minimize any possible mistakes Practice until you internalized it (Mental) - Mentors/Coach (make it your own way to present it!!!) - Make it your first priority (once in a life time) - Spot check (pick up and go!!!) - Visualize it (You have to see what you want to be) - Great cycle (handwork-pressure-compliments-p-h) The point?  Minimize any possible mistakes

33 Stage 3 “Persistence” as your stamp “Never, never, never give up” This is the secret of “Hubertous” The only way to send your letter to your destination is to stick your stamp and persevered until the tree of your hard work bear the fruit.

34 Never, Never, Never Give Up Be like a stamp -Be a full time student (Good and bad things and things happened around you) -Be a life time learner (Extend your horizon to reinforce your message and material) -Be a servant teacher (There is always someone who is better than we are in one way or the other. Learn from them!!!) Be like a stamp -Be a full time student (Good and bad things and things happened around you) -Be a life time learner (Extend your horizon to reinforce your message and material) -Be a servant teacher (There is always someone who is better than we are in one way or the other. Learn from them!!!)

35 Finally, You Know Why… You know why you lost, improve it. You know why they won, analyze it. You know why you won, share it. You know why you lost, improve it. You know why they won, analyze it. You know why you won, share it.

36 Thank you for joining!!! 4 Steps to fine-tune your speech


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