Don’t be afraid, be free! (Early Edition Toastmasters, White Rock, BC)

As many know, I'm a big fan of the Toastmasters Organization.  This speech was given to my home club, Early Edition Toastmasters on Monday November 22nd, 2010.  This speech was project 5 from the Humorously Speaking, advanced manual – the “Humorous Speech” project. It was  a lot of fun to present…

The introduction, (which wasn't included in the video) was:

Carlos Castaneda once said, “A warrior chooses a path with heart, any path with heart, and follows it; and then he rejoices and laughs. He knows because he sees that his life will be over altogether too soon. He sees that nothing is more important than anything else.” Today, Dai-initis, will share with us the true meaning behind the warrior's way of life…

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  1. Interesting and novel approach to the speech — but way too over the top for me. I appreciate passion in a speech, but I feel that it took away from the message [as did the fussing with the costume].

    You’re obviously a talented guy who doesn’t have to depend on novelty to get an important message about fear across to an audience.

    The dictum is “show us, not just tell us”, but you showed more than you told us.

    Robert Fineberg
    President and VPE of Jamin’ Toastmasters
    VPM of Columbia Center Toastmasters
    Portland, Oregon

    • Appreciate your input, Robert. Thank you for taking the time to watch the video and offer your opinion. I do value it very much. (you are right, the costume was over the top… and I was trying to make a point, just maybe the costume distracted from that a bit).

      Would love to see some of your speeches – do you have them posted online as well for review? I’m still fairly new at Toastmasters but looking for all the help I can get to improve.

      Talk again soon!


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