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Perfect Public Speaking

I love TED Talks!  I will often click on ‘surprise me’ on my TED Talks app and watch something I’ve not considered before. Few people willingly commit themselves to speaking […]

The Toastmaster Challenge

I’m frightened to death, most of the time, about thinking out loud in public, so I cover the cracks as best as I can with foundation, powder and paint. I’m […]

So Wot -Speciality Speeches #3

Speciality Speeches #3 – Sell a Product (10:00-12:00 min) Use the four steps in a sales presentation: attention, interest, desire, action; Identify and promote a unique selling proposition in a […]

Just Listen – Speciality Speeches #2

Uplift the Spirit Objectives: Identify and understand the basic differences between inspirational speeches and other kinds of speeches. Learn how to evaluate audience feeling and develop emotional rapport. Develop a speech style and […]

Introduce the Speaker – Speciality Speeches #5

5. Introduce the Speaker Objectives: Focus on the special occasion talk from the standpoint of the introducer (function, chairman, toastmaster, master of ceremonies). Become knowledgeable and skilled in the functions associated with […]

What’s in a name?

Valery Coburn gave a wonderful seven minute Toastmasters speech on how important your name is.  Her take on this was that your given full name was very powerful in terms […]

The Five Minute Bio – a Toastmasters Speech (3)

The well-written biography is a fundamental marketing tool for all professionals, whether you are employed or self-employed.  Its power is all too frequently overlooked.  Let me reiterate the why.  Most people […]