Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Atrophy or "A Trophy" - Your choice!

Speaking skills are like muscles and speech contests are like barbells.

(I got this idea from a Toastmaster in Las Vegas, Steve Pavlina)
You are either getting stronger ... or you are getting weaker. When was the last time that you stretched your speaking muscles?

If a muscle is not used, it gets smaller and weaker. This is called "atrophy".

Based on the participation level in the Fall contests, there are some areas where all you have to do is stand on your feet and meet the time guidelines and you would get a trophy!
If you actually stretched your speaking skills (and maybe did a manual speech at the same time), you might even take home first place !

The choice is yours. Get Better or Worse. There is no "status quo"!

Club contests must be completed by March 21, 2008.
Area Contests must be completed by April 11, 2008.
Div.A contest will be held prior to April 24th (date TBD)
The Battle of the Border event in Ridgefield, CT will be held on April 24th.
District 53 conference and contests will be on May 17th at the Delaney House in Holyoke, MA.

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