Ever wonder why in trying to sound like an announcer on radio, you drawl the words but you end up being awkward and a pain to your listeners? Why you start being bombastic in front to copy the best orators in history yet your spectators start going to the restroom or talking to each other, waiting for the next speaker? It is all because YOU are not YOU on stage. In this book and its exercises, I want you to be you: to craft your own story and tell your message or opinion on issues that matter to you, and watch how you change another person’s life.

I have always believed that our perceptions and beliefs are influenced by our stories. Why we agree or disagree on abortion, on same-sex marriage, or on education even is a result of our stories or that of people close to us. Why we defend or abhor the bullies, why we love or hate dancing or why we appreciate or dislike sports is a by-product of our experiences. Give me a favor then, please. Tell those stories. Speech is always an identity marker. We don’t want speakers who speak in front with a STRONG yet impersonal message. We dislike orators who ENUNCIATE WELL but do not even understand why he is in front of an audience. We rather listen to orators who speak their mind, share their stories.

Again, remember this: your speech is your identity. It should tell your stories. This is the reason this book was written, to help people craft a speech that voices out their own message and shares their stories. Do not let those fascinating and life-changing stories go down the drain. Do it not only for yourself but for people you know. Be the VOICE of those people: your uncle who works on the fields, your old maid who have 10 children to feed, the jeepney driver you remember talking to after work or school, your passionate and dedicated MATH teacher, etc. Be your own voice and be their voice, and you will end up having a winning speech.


About kaylathetheoxenophile

Hi everyone! I’m kayla. This is my first attempt to share my thoughts through blogging. Got lots of exploring to do. Don’t even know where to start and what to say. To start the ball rolling, allow me to share with you some of the fallacies about Kayla Marie Sarte. 1. Writing is just not my line. Although most considered me as a creative writer, I doubt I have that knack. I’m direct to the point. My essays are straight. As long as I get the message across then that’s fair enough for me. 2.I’m not a walking encyclopedia, got that? How funny it is to be asked by some bunch of kiddos bout tons of stuffs I don’t know or even have heard. Worse? They expect me to answer their queries in a snap. Good thing, I can always find the usual “busy” excuse to elude their endless questions. 3. You just don’t know how pain in the ass reading is to me. I always record the days I spend reading and do my best to keep the pace. Yeah, I’m a literature major but it’s uhmm, …. Except for required readings in my literature classes in the class, I haven’t truly deal with literary works personally. Good heavens, I found John Grisham and Dean Koontz – my all time faves. (In my later posts, I’ll be sharing my thoughts bout their books.) 4. One thing I found truly bleak about me is my loved for movies. I don’t like cinematography or even crave like Glenn Ortiz to be the Steven Spielberg of this race. I just enjoy watching movies on the big screen. That’s all. So, it’s a fallacy that I like cinematography… just the movies. 5. Call me braggart, arrogant. Many think so because of the achievements I gained in the past aching yet meaningful 15 education years of my life. What they don’t know is how negative and perturbed, covered with worries, stressed I am most of the time. No matter how great the laurel I get, I always look back at the failurs I’ve been through in the past. So, that goes to mean, I don’t think highly of myself or consider my awards that much. Top 3 things about me: 1. A Theophile 2. A Xenophile 3. Just Kayla Marie B. Sarte That’s all for now. You’ll get to know more about me soon and about the project 2012 that led me to explore blogging. J One thing is certain for me though, I love who I am for I am fashioned the way I fit exactly in a large mosaic we are all in. Be happy. Live life according to God’s will. – Kayla Sarte
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