At least two of Mt Sheridan Toastmasters will be spreading their wings to other Clubs over the next few weeks. Club competitions throughout both area 9 and 32 has created a demand for test speakers. A test speaker is required to provide a speech to contestants who are competing in an evaluation contest. The competitors listen to the speech and then each prepare a 2-3 minute evaluation which they later deliver in front of the audience (including judges).

Rod SheatherBeing a test speaker is an excellent growth opportunity for members because they are delivering to a new, usually unknown audience and then get the added value of multiple evaluations of their speech. Evaluations are all designed to provide constructive feedback in an appreciative, sensitive and motivational manner.

Rod Sheather is going to be providing the test speech for Mareeba Club this Tuesday night and Mark Turner will be doing the same for Marlin Coast on 24 Sept. I have no doubt these Clubs will be as excited and impressed as we are with our new upcoming speakers.