The Shyam

Toastmasters Speech 9 – Persuade with Power

For the last few months (ever since I joined ISB to be precise), I have been an active Toastmasters member on campus. Toastmasters is an international organization that allows people to improve their public speaking skills. They have a bunch of projects that help people do this in an organized manner.

I have a bunch of filmed videos, and thought I would start sharing them on my blog.

This one is my most recent, the CC9, whose topic is “Persuade with Power“. The aim is to convince your audience to adopt your viewpoint on a certain topic of your choice.

In this speech, I take up the argument that come what may, Everything will work out. The darkest of nights usually have a dawn following them. And so I provide two examples from my life when I have found this to be true.

Let me know what people think, and how I could have improved it further!

I’ll share some of my more humorous speeches after this.


  1. VIshu
    December 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Good Going Shyam! I shud find toastmasters club here in Mumbai!

  2. Niranjan
    December 10, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Hi Shyam!

    Looks good. Keep them coming :)


  3. December 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I enjoyed your speech very much. The topic was well presented and your stories to back up you points were right on target! well done.

  4. Ravi
    July 4, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Shyam – Nice speech in the context of the audience that you were giving it to. Good vocal variety to emphasize your persuasiveness. Not much body gestures, but the topic didn’t give you too much opportunities for those.

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