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Tips for Toastmaster Humorous Speech Contest

I learned the most, during  my journey from the club level contest to division level in last couple months, of my toast master journey which I want to share.

How to write a Humorous Speech:
Find a topic which connect to your audience across the age group.Find a subject, a personality or a object or even your self which you can describe to very minute details and people can also co-relate.  Humorous speech need not be a series of jokes, but find the subtle humor in the most common experiences or subject you have chosen.The most important thing is to create a built up or set up by exaggerating the facts around the subject and give them a twist.  Watch some stand up comedy shows, humorous speeches, to get the ideas on how humor works, but never copy them.Make sure to have good punch during first 30 seconds of your script or even better If you can start with one, before audience start creating wrong perception about your speech.The speech evolves over time, so don't hesitate to change…

Wake up call for our generation(Born in eighties)

I am trying to generalize a common problem among my friends and known people of our age group and may be you can also co-relate your( or some one you know closely) situation. To narrow down one more level, the middle class fortunate ones who are not born with a silver spoon. Most of us have an engineering degree or even a MBA degree landed up our dream jobs from the campus. Life has become so predictable including our daily routine and weekend activities.

Probably our monthly salary is equivalent of our parent's yearly salary or even few multiples. Earning so much in so less time and at such early ages made us confident of our capability. The same reflects in our spending pattern. The average age of owning a house is now close to 30 which is almost halved in last few years. The latest LED TV or smart phone is well within our reach, thanks to the credit cards and zero interest EMI options. We all have a (potential) surplus monthly income with few options to utilize them. So we hav…