Saturday, February 18, 2006

Test Speaker at Joint Speech Evaluation Contest - Get to the Point

This will be my first time to witness a speech contest. I'm not only observing, I'm also participating - not as a contestant though, but as a Test Speaker. Sometimes called a Model Speaker, the Test Speaker is someone who speaks at the Evaluation Contest so the Evaluation contestants could evaluate him.

Since I just delivered my second speech last month, my mentor Doc Noy gave a go-signal to repeat the same speech and get it credited for my third speech project, Get to the Point.

Get to the Point-Sample Speech, "The Devil's Gardens"

The Devil's Gardens
(Get to the Point - Speech Project #3 in the Competent Communication Manual, Feb.18,2006, Bureau of Customs, as Test Speaker.)


The Devil’s Gardens. What thoughts does the phrase evoke for you? Could it be a novel about the occult? How about a movie about a religious ritual? No… no… It’s none of those. (long pause).

What I’m about to tell you is a strange phenomenon that takes place deep in the heart of the jungles of the Amazon Rainforest in Western Peru.