International Speech Contest: Finding the Body & Heart

Published November 18, 2014 | No responses yet
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The following post was written in Fall 2014 for a Toastmasters club Newsletter reflecting my own very memorable experience of participating in the Toastmasters international speech contest at the level of the district. Speech Contest: Finding the Body and the Heart Marzieh Ghiasi (ACB, CL) Division G Governor, District 61 2014-2015 Visiting clubs and areas
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Back to the basics

Published July 05, 2013 | No responses yet
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I was invited to give some tips on evaluating speeches for a Toastmasters Newsletter. I thought it might be worthwhile to share. Back to the basics Marzieh Ghisi, CC, CL, President of McGill Toastmasters Club “In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the
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  • Jan. 5th, 2013 · Words from Teddy Roosevelt
    I was looking up great historical speeches and stumbled on Citizenship in a Republic, a 1910 speech by Teddy Roosevelt. The point is compelling in these cynical times.
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
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