2009/11/30   彰化英語演講會 (Toastmasters Changhua Club)


加入 彰化英語演講會 (CTC) 快兩年了, 原本只想在這裡練英文 sharpen my English, 慢慢地了解到為什麼創始於美國旳 Toastmasters 會風行於100多個國家與地區. 老美當然不會創個會來學英文, 他們要的是演講技巧. 除了要準備演講 deliver speech 外, 也要做其它角色的練習, 講評員 (evaluator) 給於演講者講評和建議 ; 計時員 (timer) 要控制整個會議時間 ; 笑話單元 (Joke Section) 最好玩, 參與最擁躍 ; 還有會議主持人 Toastmaster of the day 主持整個會議. 全部用英文來進行.

今年七月接了教育副會長 (Vice President Education) 後更確信這套訓練系統的妙處. 之前花了18個月,跌跌撞撞才講了6講 (C1-C6), 當教育副會長後, 不到半年講了4講 (C7-C10), 終於完成 C10, 得到 Competent Communicator.

C1 The Ice Breaker – Self Introduction (March 3, 2008)
C2 Organize Your Speech – Marathon (June 2, 2008)
C3 Get to the Point – I don't know (Sept. 15, 2008)
C4 How to Say It – Give me a hand (Nov. 3, 2008)
C5 Your Body Speaks – The occupational disease (Jan. 19, 2009)
C6 Vocal Variety – To Be or Not To Be (May 4, 2009)
C7 Research Your Topic – The Left-handed (Aug. 3, 2009)
C8 Get Comfortable with Visual Aids – Be Different (Sept. 7, 2009)
C9 Persuade with Power – Communication + Leadership (Oct.5,2009)
C10 Inspire Your Audience – Speech and Evaluation (Nov. 16, 2009)


其中, 比較滿意的是 C9, Communication + Leadership 雖主題很生硬, 用比較幽默的方式來呈現內容, 並以此為題參加一年一度的幽默演講比賽 (2009 Humorous Speech Contest), 在 In-club 及 Area Contests 中獲得肯定 the first place. 雖然接下來11月1日的 Division Contest 中未獲進級,感謝會員的鼓勵和建議.學到不少寶貴經驗.

Division Contest 前,先上台熟悉環境,順便拍照留念.



場面比 In-club 及 Area 大多了, 比賽中還是滿緊張的.

還好有兩隻泰迪熊當道具.


br> 6位參賽者, 3位辣媽抱走前3名, 太辣了,當然她們的英文演講也很好, 我們3個男士甘拜下風.

 


 

我的講稿(my script)

(Bear Male) Darling, we have been dating for a long time, may I have a kiss ? I said I want a kiss. Hey, are you mute? SAY something ! (Female) Are you disabled ? DO something, stupid !
He is gentleman, trying to do COMMUNICATION with his girlfriend. However, she is waiting for his LEADERSHIP. Ladies and gentlemen, kiss should be a verb, not a noun, right ! (to bear) Hey, “Actions speak louder than words”. English Teacher told you before, you didn’t listen ma. That’s why TMs education has two tracks – Communication Track and Leadership Track. Communication – saying, Leadership – doing.

After being EVP, I finally realized how important these two manuals are and how heavy the EVP’s duty is. Don’t just tell me - Dig more reap more. You should also do more, at least give me and all EVPs a big hand. Thank you, now I feel more comfortable, let me show you my leadership stories.

First, look, I have two ears, when my wife starts nagging, I really need two ears – nagging, in this ear, out that one –, two ears to keep BALANCE. In TMs I learned a better way to handle the nagging by evaluation. “Darling, I like your speech, I especially like your body – language. And your eye contact - exaggerated ; your vocal variety - extremely good. Even though I still have to give you suggestions – Slow down your speech, “SPEECH is silver, SILENCE is gold”.

Another example. I once told my wife “Honey, I treat you to the dinner, what do you want to eat? (Ye~, anything) Ok, how about beef (No~), Ramen (I just ate it), or Fast Food (I don’t like it). Then what do you want ? (Anything) Communication failed ! Now, table topics! “Daring, I say IF O, IF we go out to have dinner, what do you want to eat, and WHY ? ” 2 minutes, ready, go. 1 minute, get to the point, hurry, time’s up. No pain no gain ; no beef no ramen. (No Su)

To sum up, communication – saying; leadership – doing. Saying without doing, communication without leadership, can NOT persuade and inspire audiences. (to bear) Sir, you sit here and listen my speech for a while, do something. (Bear: I decided to join TMs to learn communication + leadership skills) (and always say YES when EVP assigns me a duty because EVP’s job is hard) Exactly right ! Remember, Learning by Doing. With communication skill + leadership skill, right now they are learning by doing together, happy forever.

Contest Master


自我講評: Script 很生動, 但自己的 performance 不夠好, body language 與 speech 無法達到自然合一的境界. 雖然 script 改了6次,精簡不少,怕 over time,總是越講越快,越快就越緊張, 不自然. 在演講中要適時停頓,預留一些時間回應觀眾的反應, 或突發狀況.


講評比賽 Evaluation Contest - 參賽者 Vivian Wu 和 Vincent Hsieh



這次 CTC 3位參賽者都摃龜. 彰化英語演講會的夥伴們,大家攜手,互相鼓勵, 下次再來.


沒有得獎,還是要說一下感言: 最想感謝的人是 Sherry (my wife).
Darling, you encourage me and give me the chance to challenge myself.
Today is our eighth wedding anniversity, without your support, I can not go to this stage. Every time when I rehearsed, you were always my audience, no matter that speech was good or not. Thank you. It made me have more self-confidence.
I love you forever. あいしてる,いつまても.

 

 

 

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