Category Archives: Speeches

Butter, Flour and Milk

The following is another speech I wrote and delivered at my Toastmasters Club. 

The (speech) project was How To Say It, the fourth project in the Competent Communicator manual, the first speech manual members are asked to complete.


Butter, Flour and Milk – Three ingredients that most people can find in their kitchen.  Three simple ingredients that by themselves are plain and boring to say the least.  Lacking interest and almost unappealing, yet when blended together in a gentle dance of love and tenderness, they create a little parcel of sumptuous delight that most find completely irresistible.
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The Day of the Omelette

The following is a speech I wrote and delivered at my Toastmasters Club. 

The (speech) project was Leave Them With a Smile, the second project in the Humorously Speaking manual, part of the Advanced Communication Series.


The door slammed as my husband headed back into the kitchen. He’d just asked if I’d like something to eat and I said a one-egg omelette and a slice of toast with no butter would be nice.
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Princess Dreams

I had always believed I was adopted, that my real parents had good reason to hide me away in average suburbia.

They did it for my own protection.

Surely I was a real Princess.  After all, the man I knew as my father had called me ‘Princess’ for as long as I could remember.
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Where Fate Intervened

During their darkest most difficult times, when a warm hug from mum can’t make it better, I tell my children that everything happens for a reason.  That even though, right here, right now, you may not know what that reason is, there will come a day when you’ll turn around and look back, and suddenly, you will know exactly why things happened the way they did.
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The Pastry Chef and the Business Man

The Little Patisserie. Image source.
The little patisserie for sale. Image source.

 

On a quiet little street, in a quiet little town, there stood a little patisserie for sale and one day, a pastry chef purchased the little patisserie.

The pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie was very pleased and loved the little patisserie he purchased and he worked very hard beating and whipping and baking and icing because the pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie wanted to earn a reputation for his little patisserie as the best patisserie ever purchased by a pastry chef.

But this not a story about the little patisserie, this is a story about the pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie and the very official looking business man who wanted to buy the absolutely most magnificent cake there has ever been.
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