Your dog is your best speech evaluator

Why Toastmasters need to practice speeches in front of dogs

Brittany Spaniel dog (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

The focus of my speech was on how to handle tech-related fumbles during a live performance. I had a Google Slides presentation on my foldable laptop, large enough so people could see the images. I’d practiced vocal variety and how to work the stage. But while I was talking, one person jumped up to…