Category Archives: Speaking and Evaluating

Tips on everything from writing a speech, to using vocal variety, body language and gestures to performing evaluation on other speakers. You will also find videos of professional speakers.

Importance of Table Topics

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Magic and Public Speaking

In the video below, Brian Brushwood talks about Performance Anxiety in magic and what the magician can do to calm his/her nerves. It turns out that these are the same type of skills that many speakers need when presenting in … Continue reading

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Competent Leader Evaluator: Evaluating an Evaluator under Pathways

The CLE is responsible for evaluating those performing a leadership activity during the meeting. If the member is in the traditional education program, then the evaluation will be documented in the Competent Leadership manual. If the member is in Pathways, the … Continue reading

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Consider Having a Pocket Speech

A pocket speech is a pre-written speech that you have handy for a last minute speaking opportunity. Every month we seem to end up with at least one meeting that we are short a speaker. This is a wasted opportunity … Continue reading

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Scared Speechless – Free Book

If one of your goals for the new year is to improve your self-confidence and presentation skills, then Toastmasters is a great place to start. Here’s a free book download to get you started and help to get those butterflies … Continue reading

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Tedx Talk Preparation

I came across this video of Fred Miller talking about preparing for a Tedx talk. He has a number of great points that we can all learn from.

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A Guide to Keeping Meetings On Time

Keeping meetings on time is just as important as any other part of our Toastmaster meetings. Not only will it get people out of the meeting at the expected time, but it will also give those who have meeting roles … Continue reading

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