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August 29, 2012 6:55 AM Subscribe
How can I keep editorializing out of my upcoming speech, and make it as straightforward and educational as possible?
posted by BostonTerrier to grab bag (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm giving a Toastmasters speech in a few weeks. The topic: "Who Were the Wobblies?" I'll talk about Eugene Debs and the gang, the 40-hour work week, the Haymarket riots, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory disaster, and etc.
My problem is, I know all too well my tendency to get fired up and prosletyize about subjects I'm passionate about. If left to my own devices, I'll have the club shouting "Strike! Strike! Strike!" à la "Waiting for Lefty" and singing The Internationale as a grand finale. How can I make myself keep an even tone and just present the facts? Give me your best tips for curtailing the crazy.