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A Champion Comes to Cheyenne

Cheyenne, WY Toastmasters clubs hosted World Champion of Public Speaking, David Brooks, on Nov 4th. What a great time we had!!! We had 53 attendees, not counting the young people compelled to be there by their parents. I found out later that several of them ACTUALLY enjoyed coming. Imagine that!? We laughed well over 100 times, per Dirk Kittredge’s count and learned more than our brains could handle.

David’s message was clear:

  1. You don’t have to tell jokes to be funny. Speak about your life (think about it!)
  2. Keep a notebook handy to write down experiences. You may think you’ll remember them, but most of us don’t.
  3. Prepare. Write your speeches, practice, know your time and speak from your heart.

Every club in Cheyenne participated by getting the word out and bringing food….FABULOUS food: wings, cakes, cookies, pudding, juices, and veggies. overflowing

Dana Morgan

We even had a beautiful cheese ball and crackers AND chocolate from Resource Masters in Fort Collins, CO!

Attendees came from as far away as Casper, WY (2½ hours north) and Fort Morgan, CO ( well over 2 hours S/E…NOT highway driving!). Ray Pezolt, F5 Area Governor was the designated dignitary driver and Dirk Kittredge was his co-pilot both from Front Range in Thornton, CO.

David Brooks is a true champion: he has made himself available to the everyday Toastmaster and wants to reach out to Toastmaster everywhere (clearly, he came to Cheyenne!!) to help us all to improve and be better at what we do. WOW!

We’ll be talking about this for a long time.

Mike Hand, David Brooks, and Craig Hiett
 From left to right: Mike Hand, David Brooks, and Craig Hiett


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