Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Folk Tale-Sample Speech, "Noah's Bird"

Noah's Bird
(The Folk Tale, Advanced Speech Project #1 in the Storytelling Manual, May.17,2007, ACT Club, Henlin, Northgate Alabang. Evaluated by Dr. Neil Caranto}


Have you ever wondered why the Crow or the "Uwak", as we call it, has such a bad reputation? This bad reputation is often highlighted in fables or fairy tales.

Somehow this bird is always portrayed as ugly, greedy and generally unpleasant to be with. Now I’m sure that there are many folk tales to explain this bad reputation, but the version that I like best is one that uses a reference from the Bible.


Who has heard of the story about Noah’s Ark? Okay, everybody has heard of it. It’s about God creating a Big Flood to destroy mankind which has become wicked. But there was a good man named Noah that God wanted to save.

But this story isn’t so much about Noah nor is it about the Ark. It’s about a bird, the Crow in particular, and how it came to appear as we know it today.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Speaking After Dinner-Sample Speech2, "My Message On Your Wedding Day"

My Message on Your Wedding Day
(Speaking After Dinner, Advanced Speech Project #5 in The Entertaining Speaker Manual, May.10,2007, ACT-Henlin, Northgate Alabang. Evaluated by Rema Manzano)

(To be read by the Toastmaster of the Day to set the tone of a SIMULATED EVENT:)

It’s Viviene’s Wedding Day and she has invited her Toastmaster friends as guests. The Speaker will deliver a speech right after the dinner at the Wedding Reception in Henlin Tomato and Cheese.