After finishing my Competent Communication and Leadership manuals, I thought advanced speeches would be a kinda ice walk for me. But my ACB (Advanced Communication Bronze) journey again reminded me of Ice Breaking days of CC. The advanced manual I chose is “Storytelling” to start with. The reason I chose “Storytelling” was because there was lot to improve upon my body language and voice modulation even after CC10. And I thought Storytelling is going to give me ample opportunity to experiment with those.
Advance communication actually has fifteen advanced manuals to choose from, as given below. It provides all possible situations that you can get in your life and career and recipes to excel in it. Advance communication actually has five manuals to choose from, as given below. It provides all possible situations that you can get in your life and career and recipes to excel in it.
After 2 months of all the hard work and browsing through at least 80-90 stories I selected one story named “Too-too-moo and the giant”. My mentors DTM Mouli and TM Anek helped me in choosing it.
This tale told by Aaron Shepard comes from Java, the main island of the country of Indonesia. Indonesia itself lies entirely on islands, stretching across the Pacific Ocean between southeast Asia and Australia. Over 200 million people live there, and each major island has its own distinctive culture.
Here is the link of the story – http://www.aaronshep.com/stories/022.html
Engrossing story and my practice of around 2 months made some impact and I was awarded as best speaker of the day out 4 good speakers who delivered speeches in that session.
P.S. – Delivered this speech as my P1 (ACB1) project at Toastmasters.