The first speech project a new member of Toastmasters is tasked to perform is called the “Ice Breaker.” The goal of this project is for the new member to introduce himself or herself to his or her fellow club members by providing some information about themselves in the form of a speech. It also serves to give the new member an opportunity to speak before the club. As long as the speech serves those two purposes and is four to six minutes in length the content of the speech can be on any topic.
For example, if a new member works for a maid service Salt Lake City, he or she may want speak about his or her daily tasks related to this profession. He or she may talk about the different types of houses he or she cleans or experiences dealing with customers and their personal possessions or really any subject matter as long as it provides some information about the speaker to the members of the club.
Many new members rely on notes to deliver their Ice Breaker speech. This is not discouraged because as mentioned the main purpose of the Ice Breaker is to provide that seminal experience speaking before the club and to give the new member an opportunity to introduce themselves to his or her fellow club members. So when that new member (whether he or she works for a house keeping service Salt Lake City or a construction crew) sits down to design their speech all they really have to do is come up with an introduction, a body consisting of up to three examples and a conclusion. Because the Ice Breaker is the first speech, the evaluators are generally pretty lenient as to style and performance. The main goal is just to get through it.