I recently joined the Cigna Lunchtime branch of Toastmasters to improve on my speaking skills, and after much trepidation I decided to begin working my way through the new Pathways system. The first speech in the Pathway is "Icebreaker" - as the name implies, a speech meant to introduce you to the other members of the club. The writeup of my speech is below to help anyone else thinking of what to say for their own Icebreak speech. Feel free to share your comments or feedback!
I was reflecting on one of my favorite reality shows, Big Brother, and remembering a piece I wrote in 2014. Enjoy this throwback piece that I still think is relevant today!
Businesses can learn a lot from "Big Brother" - as in, the hit reality show on CBS that is now in its 16th season. This probably comes as a shock if you're familiar with the show's premise: contestants use deceit to achieve the ultimate goal: to be the last one left in the house and the winner of $500,000.