Randy Harvey 2004 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking

Randy Harvey Toastmasters winning speech-writing technique: SCREAM

2004 World Champion of Public Speaking, Randy Harvey, mentored Ryan Avery right up to his 2012 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking win!

SCREAM at Your Audience, Randy Harvey, DTM from District 25 Toastmasters on Vimeo.

Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things through some connective, usually “like”, “as”, “than”, or a verb such as “resembles”.

Contrast: describing the difference(s) between two or more entities.

Rhyme: A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often at the end of lines in poems and songs.

Echo (call-back): A reference that recalls a word, phrase, or sound in another text.

Alliteration: The repetition of sounds in nearby words, most often involving the initial consonants of words (and sometimes the internal consonants in stressed syllables). (EG: lazy languid Line).

Metaphor: A figure of speech that relies on a likeness or analogy between two things to equate them and thus suggest a relationship between them. For example, in “A Far Cry from Africa” (1962) Derek Walcott portrays the continent as an animal, with a “tawny pelt” and “bloodstreams.”

One of the most prominent examples of a metaphor in English literature is Shakespeare: “All the world’s a stage.” (This quote is a metaphor because the world is not literally a stage.)