“The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast.”
Clarence B. Kelland
“The relationship of the toastmaster to the speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“Those who can't speak join Toastmasters; Those who can also join.”
“Listening to some Grammy award winners acceptance speeches can be like hearing them sing underwater. Ever heard of Toastmasters?”
“Listening to some Oscar winners acceptance speeches can be like seeing them in high definition without makeup.”
“An actor's script is like makeup. It can often mask the blemishes of their speaking skills. Every listen to an Oscar award acceptance?”
“He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others”
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