I took my post from Sunday night about blogging for speakers and made into a speech for my Toastmasters club tonight. Some good came from this effort:
1. Stage Time
2. Completed a CC award (Competent Communicator)
3. Had all the members of my club write “I, name, will write no less than ___ words per day for the next 30 days”
4. I believe some of them will fill in a number and give it a try
5. Picked up a new line – I used Craig Valentine’s line about 747 words and dreams taking flight. My evaluator mentioned setting the Cessna 182 (single engine plane) as his goal. priceless
For the speech, I used this format:
Opening: Question asking “are you looking for ways to improve your speaking?”
Told them the three points: definition of blogging, difference between writing and blogging, and how to choose between the two
Exercise: Write the sentence I mentioned above in bullet #3 (with the blank)
First point: defined blogging
Second point: difference between writing and blogging – blogging is writing the whole planet can see.
Third point: Blog if you want feedback, just write to a MS Word file if you’re not ready to take that step.
Conclusion: pick a number, fill it in and begin your journey…
See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg3Es4f8Y3Q