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Category Archives: Speeches
If you are a fan of America’s Got Talent, you see quite an assortment of talented individuals from singers to trapeze artist and dog trainers. What you have never seen until now are speakers. Brandon Leake is the first speaker … Continue reading
You don’t see speakers very often on TV, so when one comes around that wows the judges, I have to share it with you.
by Mary K Spencer Twas the night before Christmas at the Toastmaster Club, No members were present, they were all at the Pub. The stockings were hung by the lecturn with care. No goodies inside because no one was there. … Continue reading
As we celebrate this season of Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the blessings of family, friendship, love and nourishment. Nourishment of the body and of mind. We especially want to say Thank You for this special day, and for all … Continue reading
By Mary K Spencer “This question’s for you,” Table Topics Master said. I closed my eyes and lowered my head. Couldn’t he ask someone else instead? My body tensed with instant dread. “When have you practiced FAITH OVER FEAR?” “Oh, that’s … Continue reading
One of our newest members, Bill Hurston, gave a very interesting and thought provoking speech at a recent meeting. Luckily we did a video to share with the rest of the club.
Here’s another great speaker we can all learn from – Mark Scharenbroich.
Here are the top three speeches at Toastmasters International. —————————————— —————————————— —————————————– —————————————–
Brent recently shared this story at Toastmasters. It could “Save Your Life.”
Here’s a recent speech by Carl Hendrickson on the value of a good mentor/coach.
Here’s a speech I did about Leo Buscaglia many years ago. I thought it might interest some of our members. If you’re never seen Leo speak, please take some time and look him up on YouTube. He has passed away, … Continue reading
First Place 2nd Place – partial 3rd Place – partial
If you’ve ever wanted to see a Toastmasters International World Champion in action, you’ve now got an opportunity to do that and the club is picking up the cost by paying for the club registration. The club’s registration includes seating … Continue reading
Here’s a tip that I make for all new Toastmasters. Find a bag that you use just for Toastmasters. When you’re ready to go to a meeting, you can just grab the bag on the way out or possibly even keep … Continue reading
Lou Holtz not only had a great career in football and coaching, but he also is one heck of a speaker. He reminds me of an old-fashioned motivational speaker, but his messages are timeless.
Here’s the video of the 2015 World Champion – Mohammed Qahtani – “The Power of Words.” Business Insider also did a nice interview with him which has the speech included.
Tawanna Watson, the District 8 Speech Champion, is going to visit the club on July 22nd and wants to practice the speech she is going to give for the International Contest. I’m sure she would appreciate any feedback you can … Continue reading
Speech I gave last Wednesday dealing with computer security.
One of speakers who has gotten a niche market is Scott Ginsberg the Name Tag Guy. He’s been wearing a name for over 5000 days and seems to be doing pretty well. Take a look at his site when you … Continue reading
Dananjaya Hettiarachchi World Champion of Public Speaking 2014 (thanks to Don C. for this link)
You’ve probably never seen or met Leo, but I had the privilege of knowing him and it was amazing. If you want to be a great passionate speaker, see what Leo does and try to incorporate it into your speeches.
Congratulations to Brian for his recent interview on St. Louis Public Radio – NPR. Here’s a link to the write-up and show.(click here)
I just noticed that the movie “Speak” is available at the St. Louis County library. It’s about Toastmaster’s World Championship of public speaking. I have not seen it yet, but have it ordered. You can order it at the slcl.org … Continue reading
Here are some of the past World Champion Speakers: 2001 – Darren LaCroix 2007 – Vikas Jhingran 2012 – Ryan Avery – 1st Place 2012 – Carol Carter – 2nd Place
PRESIYAN VASILEV is the 2013 Toastmaster International Champion. Following are two videos about Pres below. Pres talks about his journey. Darren LaCroix talking about the speech and the preparation it took.
Carl Hendrickson talks about how to go beyond being a competent leader.
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
Howard’s speech on Cliff Cave Park.
Brian did a great job in the speech below. He uses audience participation, humor, visual aids, gestures and stories – he gets the “Terrific” award. Note – you need to fast forward to the five minute-25 seconds mark to get … Continue reading
Nice speech by David about the need for more civics classes in our schools.
This speech by Colin Powell is a good one to learn from. It’s from a Ted Talk – “Colin Powell: Kids need structure.” He uses humor – visual aids – stories – a bit of exaggeration and a nice summary.
Diana Nyad’s speech about swimming from Cuba to Florida shows us some great presentation techniques. While she may not get the best-dressed award, she tells her story as well as any speaker.
Here’s a recent speech on goal setting I did at the club. You can download the book for free at http://www.TomTerrific.com – click on My Books.
Here is a speech I gave on October 24, 2012.Hopefully you will find it useful and might save your life. Here’s the link with my list of 74 emergency items. http://tomterrific1.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/emergency-preparedness-kit/
Don has put together a collection of parts of his speeches for us to enjoy and learn.
This is a speech I have done in the past and it might help members for this coming year. ——————————————- Calendar 101 – Doesn’t it sound like one of your school’s dullest and most boring classes? Sure it does. Actually, … Continue reading
Bobby McFerrin shows how to get great audience participation in a musical way.
I did a speech at the club recently about a car accident which my nephew and his wife were involved in. When I asked for a show of hands of how many people in the audience have been in a … Continue reading
Speaking from the Advanced Communication Series, Bringing History to Life, Dee McAliney relies on the spirits of Lady Godiva in this presentation! Dee states the legend of Lady Godiva dates back to the Middle Ages in England. Lady Godiva was … Continue reading
Barb S. speech last night was very moving and had some great quotes. Make the best of a bad situation Make the Most of the Moment Find out what you can do, not what you can’t do.
Here’s Dave Henderson in a tall Tales contest. No wonder he won this years contest.
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