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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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Toastmasters speech no.9: Stand up comedy, the hard sell

Last night I performed the ninth speech in my Competent Communicator manual. The objectives of this speaking project are to “persuade with power”. It’s the sixth Toastmasters speech I’ve done. I delivered it out of order because my club needed someone to persuade people to take part in our stand up comedy evening. It was [...]
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Toastmasters speech no.5: Mind over moves

I’ve just completed my fifth Toastmasters speech. It feels good to be halfway through my Competent Communicator manual. I need to keep up the momentum if I am to achieve my new year’s resolution of completing the manual. The objective of this speech project was “body language”. I chose martial arts as the topic as [...]
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