Action: We see Mike standing at a podium on a nice, sunny day.
My friends, I am here today to give my first Toastmasters speech. All my life I have tended to be shy and bookish.
While my writing has verged on the sesquipedalian and baroque, my public speaking efforts have been mired in hems, haws, and nervous monosyllabic utterances.
I am pleased to find that my trepidation is no more, now that I have found a brotherhood of like-minded aspiring orators.
To you, my new friends, I can bare my soul with unfettered eloquence. Thank you for taking me into your nourishing community.
Action: View pans out to show a seated crowd of dead and hanging cats in the audience. Mike waits expectantly for applause.