Tag Archives: Simon Bucknall

Three steps to writing a better speech title

Last month I was the Contest Chairman for my Toastmasters club’s speech contest. This was the first round of an international competition run by Toastmasters. Toastmasters competitions are worth watching as participants bring their best material and their delivery is deeply considered and rehearsed. Our competition was no exception. Congratulations to Michael Grew who went [...]
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Link round up: February

I’ve decided to start a monthly round up of links related to public speaking. These posts will list the the month’s best posts from The Naked Speaker and the best of what I have seen from around the web including articles and videos/audio of excellent speeches. In the past I have posted a few things [...]
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The Power of persuasion

Last night I attended a workshop called “The Power of Persuasion” led by Simon Bucknall, twice winner of the Toastmasters Great Britain and all Ireland public speaking championships. The course contained lots of insightful advice about persuasion in public speaking.  Furthermore there were two prepared speeches (both number nine in the Toastmasters CC manual: “Persuade with Power”) [...]
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