The Linguist – Introduction
Best Table Topic
Voted Best Table Topic
Table Topics Evaluation
A Sleepless Night
Competent Communication Manual #3 – Get to the Point (5:00-7:00 min)
Organize speech to achieve general and specific purpose; Reinforce purpose with beginning, body, and conclusion; Project sincerity and conviction; Control nervousness; Strive to not use notes.
Humorously Speaking (1998) #3 – Make Them Laugh (5:00-7:00 min)
Speech opens and closes with humorous stories; Jokes included in speech body to illustrate points or maintain audience interest; Jokes and stories delivered smoothly and effectively.
Voted Best Evaluation
The Entertaining Speaker (2007-06) #2 – Resources for Entertainment (5:00-7:00 min)
Humorous or dramatic material from sources other than personal experience; Adapt material to suit the topic, personality, and the audience; Use entertaining material to convey a serious message.
Voted Best Speech
The Linguist – Evaluation