Friday, January 29, 2010

The Rules of SPEECH CLUB

Well, thinking of Fight Club the other day, the most striking scene of the movie for me is when Tyler (Brad Pitt) gives out the Rules of Fight Club. Here they are:

#1 - The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.
#2 - The second rule of Fight Club is, you DO NOT talk about Fight Club.
#3 - If someone says stop, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over.
#4 - Two guys to a fight.
#5 - One fight at a time.
#6 - No shirts, no shoes.
#7 - Fights will go on as long as they have to.
#8 - If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.

Thinking about them, I thought couldn't we have some similar rules or at least similar "sounding" rules for our INFYnity Toastmasters Club down here. So here are the rules that I propose for my club aka from now SPEECH CLUB:

#1 - The first rule of Speech Club is, you do talk about Speech Club.
#2 - The second rule of Speech Club is, you DO talk about Speech Club.
#3 - If the timekeeper shows the red flag, the speech is over.
#4 - Two parties to a speech - the speaker and the evaluator.
#5 - One speech at a time .
#6 - No mobile phones and no cross-talk .
#7 - Speeches go on only as long as they should.
#8 - If this is your first evening at Speech Club, you have to speak.

Wonder how it sounds to some of my fellow Toastmasters oops, fellow SPEECH CLUB members ??


  1. I am a total fite club junkie.. and I'd alter a quote by the great Tyler Durden -

    "Man, I see in Speech club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation doin con calls, writing codes, meeting deadlines; slaves with white collars. The wicked World has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on Appraisal's and open houses and team meetings to believe that one day we'd all be SPMs, GPMs and Delivery Heads,and practice heads, and CEOS. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.... "

    what better outlet to vent it out.. than speech club... :D

  2. Great stuff - Shabeer - Thanks for your comments. Here's another improvised Tyler Durden quote - How much can you know about yourself, if you've never given a speech ?


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