Recently, we conducted a Youth Leadership Program. Many of the participants called me up to find out how they should craft the script for their Ice Breaker speech. I jotted down a few items which can be part of an Ice Breaker speech. I thought I would share it in my blog - so that, it can benefit the new members who join Toastmasters. The objective of the Ice Breaker speech (i.e., Competent Communicator Project #1) is to get to know the speaker better. The duration of the speech is about 4 - 6 minutes. You can choose to include one or more of the items given below in your speech:
- Where were you born?
- What is so special about the city in which you are born?
- What is your name? What is the significance of your name?
- Who are in your family?
- What are some memorable incidents from your childhood days? Why?
- Which school did you go to?
- What is the most memorable incident from your school days? Why?
- Who is your favorite teacher? Why?
- Which college did you go to?
- Who is your favorite professor or lecturer? Why?
- What is the most memorable incident from your college days? Why?
- Who are your friends? What do you and your friends enjoy doing?
- Are there any events (sports, competitions or exams) in which you participated?
- Are you employed? If so, how did you find your first job?
- What is the company where you are currently working?
- What is that you like about your current company & current job?
- Are you married? How did you meet your spouse? Has married life changed you in any way?
- Do you have kids? What do they do?
- How do you spend time with your family?
- What is your hobby? How do you spend your spare time?
- What is your future goal / dream?
The questions given above can help you in crafting your first speech in Toastmasters. When you finish crafting your speech, you can send it to your mentor for a quick review. You can look at my sample Ice Breaker speeches in the following location:
Wishing you all the best with your Competent Communicator journey.