Hello! My name is Charlie Wilson. I am a Toastmaster, author, actor, storyteller, keynoter, and speech coach. In 2008, I was a Finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking. Through that experience, I became a co-author of two books. The first was ‘Finalists 2008’ where the ten finalists wrote about their experiences and challenges getting to the World Championship. In the second, ‘Go Ahead and Laugh’, I and ten other professional speakers contributed one of our prize-winning humorous speeches and the ten speeches were analyzed and the humor techniques were detailed.
Now I am working on another book that looks at the psychological aspects of effective speaking. My working title is ‘Speak Their Minds, Not Just Yours’. The chapters will be an alphabet of speeches, each one examining one aspect of connecting with the audience through speaking.
I would like your help with my book. Starting in mid-August, when I get back from Toastmasters’ International Convention in Palm Desert, I will begin posting these speeches on this blog. I welcome your comments, critiques and suggestions. Those who offer suggestions that are incorporated into a speech will be able to purchase the book at half-price. Everyone who comments will be able to buy the book at a 25% discount.
I am sure that this Round Robin Speech Writing process will produce an outstanding guide to effective public speaking.