When you are trying to persuade someone, the best way is to appeal to the reasoning center of their mind through logic. Here is a script for the role of Grammarian in Toastmasters based on this approach. Have a look.
When we join a platform like Toastmasters, it is clearly for a specified purpose – to improve our confidence and public speaking skills. Someone may be a businessman looking to improve his presentation skills. Someone may be preparing for an interview. Or someone may just be looking at standing on the stage and delivering a talk to people in his industry.
In any case, not having a good command over the language may sadly be mistaken by your audience as not having a command on your topic. This is because when we speak on the stage with broken English, it raises doubts on audiences mind about our credibility.
This is why in every Toastmasters meeting, we have a grammarian. As a Grammarian today, I will keep a track of all the good usage of English, good phrases, words, idioms etc. and more importantly the not so good usage of English and incorrect pronunciations we well.
I am also supposed to give you the word of the day and the word of the day is GULLIBLE. It’s an adjective and it means – easily persuaded to believe something. Examples using the word may be
1) I was quite a gullible kid and believed my father when he said chocolate milk comes from chocolate colored cows.
2) An April fool’s day is a gullible person’s nightmare.
I hope all of you use this word to the maximum. I will keep a score and present my report at the end of the meeting.