Fast Track To Advanced Toastmaster
A guide to the objectives, time, and materials

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Humorously Speaking  226-O

Project 1: Warm Up Your Audience
Objectives:
• To prepare a speech that opens with a humorous story.
• To personalize the story.
• To deliver the story smoothly and effectively.
Time: 5 to 7 minutes.

Project 2: Leave Them With a Smile
Objectives:
• To prepare a serious speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
• To prepare a closing story that reemphasizes the speech’s main point.
• To deliver the stories smoothly and effectively.
Time: 5 to 7 minutes.

Project 3: Make Them Laugh
Objectives:
• To prepare a speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
• To include jokes in the speech body to illustrate points or maintain the audience’s interest.
• To deliver the jokes and stories smoothly and effectively.
Time: 5 to 7 minutes.

Project 4: Keep Them Laughing
Objectives:
• To prepare a speech that opens with a self-depreciating joke.
• To string together two or three related jokes in the speech body.
• To close the speech with a humorous story.
Time: 5 to 7 minutes.

Project 5: The Humorous Speech
Objectives:
• To use exaggeration to tell a humorous story.
• To entertain the audience.
• To effectively use body language and voice to enhance the story.
Time: 5 to 7 minutes.

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