Table Topics Contest Preparation

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  • Growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone
  • Growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone
    Pushed v/s Competing
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  • Growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone
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  • What is one life lesson you wish to pass along to others and why? - Gureilla
  • If you could bring to life one fictional character from a book or a movie; who would you choose and why?
  • Express an opinion, right at the start:::::Unless you’re a beginner, try not to give a long introduction. Instead, answer the question or express an opinion, and do so at the start. This is easier for closed questions (e.g. “What was your favourite holiday?”), but you can also do it for open questions (e.g. “Talk about holidays”). So long as you can seize your little idea and turn it into something concrete.
    5 – Remember the rule of three:::::You can put some structure into your speech by breaking it down into three main points that justify your opinion or reinforce it. (For example, “My best holiday ever was in Tibet, and there are three reasons why.”), You don’t need them all before you start: instead, you can think of the first point while answering the question, then think of the second point while talking about the first, and so on. It’s surprising how often this works.
    Prepare something in advance:::::You can often use the theme of the topic to suggest a framework for your speech, a style of delivery or a direction to take it in. When your question arrives, you can fit your answer into the framework you’ve already thought of.
    Past Present Future::::::In the past, I hated grass because my Mother made me mow a huge front lawn every week.
    Presently, I watch the people I pay mow the grass for me, and enjoy the fact that I’m not mowing it.
    In the future, I look forward to lying in the grass and enjoying the sun while not caring if it is mowed or not.
  • Express an opinion, right at the start:::::Unless you’re a beginner, try not to give a long introduction. Instead, answer the question or express an opinion, and do so at the start. This is easier for closed questions (e.g. “What was your favourite holiday?”), but you can also do it for open questions (e.g. “Talk about holidays”). So long as you can seize your little idea and turn it into something concrete.
    5 – Remember the rule of three:::::You can put some structure into your speech by breaking it down into three main points that justify your opinion or reinforce it. (For example, “My best holiday ever was in Tibet, and there are three reasons why.”), You don’t need them all before you start: instead, you can think of the first point while answering the question, then think of the second point while talking about the first, and so on. It’s surprising how often this works.
    Prepare something in advance:::::You can often use the theme of the topic to suggest a framework for your speech, a style of delivery or a direction to take it in. When your question arrives, you can fit your answer into the framework you’ve already thought of.
    Past Present Future::::::In the past, I hated grass because my Mother made me mow a huge front lawn every week.
    Presently, I watch the people I pay mow the grass for me, and enjoy the fact that I’m not mowing it.
    In the future, I look forward to lying in the grass and enjoying the sun while not caring if it is mowed or not.
  • Table Topics Contest Preparation

    1. 1. By: Vinod Mehra Table Topics Speech Contest
    2. 2. Connect on LinkedIn ae.linkedin.com/in/vinodkmehra  www.vinodkmehra.com  www.SalesGyan.com  www.ToastmastersTribe.com
    3. 3. Why Participate in Contest?
    4. 4. Why Contest Club Needs you Fast Track - Learning New Audience Stretch Be Known, Popularity Change (C v/s P)
    5. 5. How JJI
    6. 6. Contestant Eligibility Club in good standing Contestant in good standing
    7. 7. Ineligible to Contest  International officers, Director and District officer candidates, IPDGs  Educational Presenters of sessions at the Area, Division and District  Judges at any level of contests, still competing
    8. 8. Points to remember If a contestant wins more than one Club Speech contest he/she may represent only one of the Clubs at the Area level. No contestant can compete in more than one Area Speech Contest even if in different Divisions or different Districts Do not serveDo not serve as a judge ifas a judge if you are still ayou are still a contestantcontestant Do not serveDo not serve as a judge ifas a judge if you are still ayou are still a contestantcontestant
    9. 9. Caveat - Tips Not Audible Not Visible Timing devise not visible Dress CodeDress Code Microphone tucked Wire Hanging
    10. 10. Conquer Stage – Space and Microphone Time ( Red Light ) 1 – 2:301 – 2:30 Practice Topics (AbstractAbstract ) Short stories – localize/ Personalise RJ TipRJ Tip Record – MP3 (Self Critic) Find the Mentor** (Virtual/Physical) Attend the Judges Training Study the Ballots Tips for TT Speaker (BeforeBefore)
    11. 11. Tips for TT Master Put speaker at ease Announce topic TMI suggested way Name – Topic – Topic - Name Craft short and easy to understand
    12. 12. Tips for TT Speaker (JITJIT) ListenListen to the topic PausePause (look before you leap, pause before you speak)   (the world looks brighter from behind a smilesmile)  Power PosturePower Posture Salutations ?? Don’t apologizeDon’t apologize GuerillaGuerilla Opening/Closing Be expressiveexpressive in words and gestures Add humorhumor if possible Speak within timewithin time allotted
    13. 13. Structure
    14. 14. Opening Ideas RepeatRepeat or summarize question and pause Use a quote (quote (3/5 Quotes3/5 Quotes)) Start an anecdoteanecdote QuestionQuestion Prepare something in advanceadvance
    15. 15. Tactics: (Tactics: (Forte on 1 or 2Forte on 1 or 2 )) Other tips for tackling topicsOther tips for tackling topics Opinion Past, Present, Future 5 Wives & 1 Husband Pros & Cons Cause & Effect Break ideas up and deal with components
    16. 16. TacticTactic PREPPREP Point: state your point of view about the question. Do you agree or disagree? Reason: give a reason for your view Example: give one or two examples (no more the three) Point: restate your point of view
    17. 17. Answering the Questionthe Question Start awayaway from answer, work towards it Prevents rambling AutomaticallyAutomatically gives you a conclusion
    18. 18. Your StoryYour Story First ideaFirst idea is always best - don’t self censor There is no wrongno wrong answer Your own experienceexperience is the best story
    19. 19. TipTip One kind of questions you must practice comes in this format “What doesWhat does __________ mean to you?”mean to you?” For example: “What does success/leadershipsuccess/leadership mean to you?”, “What does winning thewinning the titletitle mean to you?”
    20. 20. Question ?Question ? + Tip or Suggestions ? + Who
    21. 21. Tip - contentTip - content How to Prepare for Table Topics What’s Your Take on Table Topics? Rethinking Table Topics: An Unconventional Approach to Impromptu Speaking The best Table Topics technique? What are some of the BEST Table Topics ideas you have ever had? Table Topics Ideas
    22. 22. Tip - ContentTip - Content  Has anyone got a way or a system that they use whenHas anyone got a way or a system that they use when answering table topics? e.g. do you prepare a certainanswering table topics? e.g. do you prepare a certain topic and then adapt it to the topic on the night?topic and then adapt it to the topic on the night?  Table Topic Contest Question  Table Topics: What Works for You?  Table Topics and DeflectionTable Topics and Deflection  The artful doge? How to you do a Table Topic and avoid the topic/question? 59  Free 45-minute Video Workshop on How to Answer Table Topics 5  One word for Table Topics contest topic?  Has anyone ever won a Table Topics contest by not answering the question?
    23. 23. Connect on LinkedIn ae.linkedin.com/in/vinodkmehra  www.vinodkmehra.com  www.SalesGyan.com  www.ToastmastersTribe.com
    24. 24. Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. Henry Ford

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