The Professional Speaker

Click on the Speech Project for the speech summary. Click on the Speech Title (in quotation marks) for the sample speech.

Speech #1 - The Keynote Address
Sample Speech: "Focus on Your Goals", Jul.4,2009, ACT Club, Bellevue Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

This is the actual Inaugural Speech I delivered as Club President during the ACT Club's Induction Ceremonies and 5th Anniversary at the Bellevue Hotel in Alabang. A slideshow video which I created was presented after this speech. The video presented events, as well as the members of the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club. Go to the speech "Focus on Your Goals" and you will find the video at the end of the speech.

Speech #2 - Speaking to Entertain
Sample Speech: "That Extra Mile", Aug.10,2006, ACT Club, Gloria Maris Restaurant, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

For this speech I reused the entertaining story but added a few more subtopics to further lengthen the speech. This speech project's time duration was 15 to 20 minutes. This is a relaxed speech as I didn't have to rush through it. Delivered in a community club, it was my first time to speak in a restaurant setting. These lengthy speeches are a challenge because you could quickly lose your audience if you don't use enough body movements, gestures and vocal variety.

Speech #3 - The Sales Training Speech
Sample Speech: "Curb Appeal", Oct.4,2014, BF-Comm TMC, Kei Restaurant, Las Piñas City

After a long hiatus of more than 5 years (!), it's back to Toastmastering, this time with a different club, BFComm TMC. My old club, ACT, wasn't able to renew. Fortunately, there are some familiar faces from the old club in this one. This speech would be the first of my gardening-themed speeches. Thanks to Pres. Duchess for bringing the projector as the slides made the speech even more interesting. It definitely helped that there were plenty of ladies in the audience who appreciated the flowers and plants that were shown on the visuals.

Speech #4 - The Professional Seminar
Sample Speech: "Propagation by Air-Layering", Nov.8,2014, BF Comm TMC, Kei Restaurant, Las Piñas City

This is my second dig on the gardening-themed series. I have been excited to present this seminar since Day One! And why not. I've been a successful marcotter for over 3 years, and couldn't wait to share my experience. Fortunately, the expertise showed. Someone in the audience even asked if I finished an agricultural science course. The effort in the entire preparation of live demo plants, air-layering materials, visuals, evaluation forms, and an actual air-layered plant with live roots paid off.

Speech #5 - The Motivational Speech
Sample Speech: "Earn Google Dollars with Blogs", Jun.13,2015, ACT Club, Amici Restaurant, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

This is my third blog-related speech. However, this time it had the "how to make money online" theme. Everybody was all ears. I even saw a couple of girls from another table standing and listening intently! In this speech I made members of the audience the characters of a scenario. That played-out scenario explained the business model of monetized blogs. Engaging the audience this way was quite effective.