Category Archives: Writing

Free Writing

Here’s a speech I did on Free Writing. Give it a try and it will help you in your speech writing in the future. Advertisements

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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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Lectern versus Podium

Google show us the usage of lectern versus podium. Lectern is losing badly. Note this graph came from http://books.google.com/ngrams/

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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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Word Trends Through the Years

Google Labs has an interesting new feature that allows you to track word usage in books from 1800 through 2000.  The graph on the left tracks the use of the word podium versus lectern – podium is clearly winning. People … Continue reading

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What to Do with a 12 Minute Speech

I had a fellow Toastmaster give me a call and asked me what to do with her 12 minute speech when the manual calls for a 5 to 7 minute speech. I gave her three options: 1. Cut, Cut, Cut. … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop – Patricia Corrigan

Patricia Corrigan in the past has done a great writing program for SCTM and is now offering a new writing workshop. Here are the details: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WHERE: St. Anthony’s Medical Center campus WHEN: 7 to 9:30 p.m. starting … Continue reading

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