Special Occasion Speeches Advanced Manual
The five projects are:
- The Roast
- The Introduction
- Giving Praise
- Presenting an Award
- Receiving an Award
A roast is a speech given in honor of a specific person who is the subject of some good-natured ribbing and insults. This tradition had nearly died out until Comedy Central started up roasts in the 2000s. It’s now a semi-annual event.
An excellent resource on roasts can be found at the ProHumorist blog. The blogger discusses roasts and Toastmasters, which makes it very helpful to any Toastmaster looking for help with the project.
Our guest, Debora Curtis DTM PDG, thinks that this manual is so good that she’s done it twice!
Debbie Curtis has served in a multitude of roles in District 10 Toastmasters, including District Governor, Division Governor, Area Governor, LGM, and Finance Manager. She’s served as a conference chair, audit chair, club coach, and sponsored three clubs in District 10. She’s been a Toastmaster for over 10 years and held every club officer role at least once.
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