Monthly Archives: June 2009

Listen, Think, Speak

On Monday night I attended a workshop called Listen, Think, Speak presented by Nigel Cutts. Nigel is a toastmaster of thirteen years, a speaking coach, and a trainer with the Time to Think organisation. Nigel was the founding president of my toastmasters club, London Cardinals, and is a very active member. I have seen Nigel’s [...]
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A year in toastmasters

I’ve now been a member of Toastmasters for one year. So far I’ve delivered three prepared speeches, participated in dozens of table topics sessions and completed several roles from the Competent Leader manual. I’ve observed massive personal improvement. From my first table topic where I was shaking with nerves and looking at the floor, to [...]
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Videoing your speeches

At my Toastmasters club all of the prepared speeches are videoed. The camera produces small DVDs that can be given to each of the speakers at the end of the meeting. Watching videos of myself makes me cringe. It’s not an fun watching your awkward body language, spotting where you accidentally went off script and [...]
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