Category Archives: Speech Preparation

Toastmasters can aid your public speaking skills.

By: Carl Hendrickson Do you have or do you know someone who has glossophobia — the fear of public speaking? This is the No. 1 fear often expressed by individuals — a fear even greater than the fear of death. … Continue reading

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Ted Talk Tips

As a frequent Ted Talk viewer, I thought I’d put together some research into how a good Ted Talk is developed and delivered. Slides – only use if they will enhance the message. Use graphics over text and if you … Continue reading

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Speech Writing 101 – the video

Here’s a video Tom did on the process of writing a speech.

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Don Clair – The Secret of Outstanding

Fellow Toastmasters! Here is one of Don Clair’s favorite speeches! He has been kind to share it with us. This speech is an example of what one can do with their voice, and how effective voice modulation can draw the … Continue reading

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Good Speakers to Imitate and Emulate

I was walking on my treadmill today watching some of the speakers on Ted Talks. The speakers were all not only interesting in what they said, but were all accomplished speakers. They all were standing in front of a large … Continue reading

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Speech Topic Selection 101

Here’s a speech I did on Speech Topic Selection. There’s also a worksheet at the end you can use to help generate ideas. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Speech Topic Selection – 101 “Talk About What You Know” Once a month in Toastmasters, this … Continue reading

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Speech Preparation – Carl Hendrickson

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