Our first speaker today was Lynne. She completed project 5 in the CCM series. The title of her speech was In the Beginning. Lynne used fictional friend Elroy to show us how to make a strong opening for our speeches. Criteria for a successful opening include:getting the attention and explaining why the audience should be interested. Along with establishing a rapport with the audience. Lynne gave us several techniques to use to create a successful opening. Elroy and our members learned how to improve our openings.
Kathy was our second speaker today. The tittle of her speech was The Ten Essentials of Hiking. Kathy used humor to give us an educational presentation about how to be prepared when hiking. Kathy listed the ten essentials and explained why they were important. Kathy's use of humor kept our attention focused the valuable lesson. The ten essentials are: map and compass, water,extra food, extra clothes, first aid kit, fire starter, flashlight with spare batteries, sunscreen, extra shelter and tool kit. With these essentials we can have a laughing good time as we hike.