Video: How Toastmasters Can Save a Marriage

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But by applying a few basic Toastmasters techniques, a husband can get himself out of trouble.

This actually Gordon’s adaptation of a prize-winning contest speech by John Zimmerman. You can see the original here: and Zimmerman also wrote a related blog post on the anatomy of a humorous speech.

Gordon explains:
The author of the speech, titled ” A Way Out” is John Zimmerman. I know he would be happy with others using the material from reading his blogs and notes from other TM’s. For me this was a stretch to try and be funny for 5-7 min and I liked the format and his written anatomy and critique of his own speech. The hardest part is writing the material and this gave me a base, as most comics have writers. Anyway, the important thing was I learned a great deal by watching many humorous speeches online and would encourage others to do the same. …  He stressed the importance of the impact of combinations of three things in a series.

Author: David F. Carr

Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm. I consult on editorial and digital projects through Carr Communications Inc. In my day job, I'm an analyst for the digital metrics company Similarweb.

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