為了參加toastmaster的 Inhouse Speech Contest, 苦惱了許久，
以下為2月18日我參加toastmaster Inhouse Speech Contest的講稿
During the Chinese New Year, I had dinner with my male friend, Steve, a wealthy engineer in
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(台機電). During our conversation, he kept
complaining about his singleness and the difficulty of getting a girlfriend. Here’s what he said,
“I don’t get it. I was graduated from the best university in Taiwan and now work in the company
that plenty of men desire to get in. I’ve got a cool vehicle and good taste of living quality. Why
my single life just never ends?”
Well, I felt quite sympathetic over what Steve has been suffering. It seems that he missed the
golden age a 28-year-old young man should enjoy in. I try to make a SWOT analysis for him but
first, let’s see why he doesn’t have a girlfriend. My dear fellow members, if you are suffering
from the same problem my friend Steve does, hope today’s speech may do a little help to you.
First of all, “you’re not charming!”
The definition of “charm” from my Oxford English-Chinese dictionary is the power or quality of
delighting, and arousing admiration. Sure if you’re lucky enough to have a cute face or nice body
shape, you are on the half way of success. However, in my point of view, to define if a man is
charming or not, it has nothing to do with his out looking, but something to do with his talents
and confidence. There’s a saying, “men are visualist while women are sensualist.” What we
care about more is whether or not you’ve got something. For example, if you’re good at singing,
then show how well you can sing. If you know a lot about music, then introduce us some pieces
of fine music. If you travel a lot, then congratulations! Women love stories. In short, to catch a
woman’s eye, please make a list writing down your talents and your strong virtues. Be confident
about yourself and I believe, you’ll become a Mr. Charming.
Second, “ MSN is the accomplice of your misery.”
In fact, MSN is the most useful media to get closer with a woman. I’ll call MSN one of the smartest
technical inventions because it shortens the distance between you and me. Without the heart-
breaking phone bill, you may chat with your friends as much as you like. However, the water that
floats the boat can also sink the boat.
MSN chatting strategy No.1-- Don’t be pushy.
No matter how much you like the girl, try not to reply immediately but keep your words at
least for 1 minute. If the girl has special feelings to you, she will show her enthusiasm.
Strategy No. 2 -- Don’t use too much emoticons.
Few emoticons arouse amusement during the conversation. But too many icons just make you
childish. As a ripe man, please show your maturity.
Strategy No. 3 -- Don’t keep talking about the same thing every time you chat.
Try to observe what the girl interested in and have various discussions every time you talk to her.
It shows your profundity and might have the girl’s admiration.
Why don’t you have a girlfriend? Reason 3, "You’re penny-pincher."
Although a ticket for a movie isn’t a big deal for women nowadays, buying her a dinner or a
movie is a very basic manner to show your chivalry. Unless the girl suggests that you go
Dutch, please be gentle enough to let her know your sincerity. You can watch every single
penny after you get married, but before this, don’t hasten to show your natural character.
Last but not least, "You are over-idealistic."
This is the main reason causes my friend Steve’s singleness. He has set a high criteria for his
Miss Right. He wants someone who is as charming as 林志玲, as smart as me and the girl has
to be independent enough because he will spend most of his time in his office. Oh, and also, D cup
is on the list of the criteria too. My dear friends, please face the REALITY ! This is exactly too much!
If you have the same illusion as Steve does, sincerely, I suggest you, please modify them a little bit.
You are looking for a Miss Right, not a Miss Perfect!
At the end of our conversation, Steve promises to adjust his behavior and modify his criteria.
However he still keeps complaining about his unpopularity on MSN almost everyday to me.
Well, it seems there’s still long way to go before he finds a girl who would like to share his life.
I really hope that all the single members may get your Miss Right very soon.