Monthly Archive: September 2008

Sep 05

Winning Public Speaking Contests

The London Speaker blog has kindly re-published a post I made on this blog from earlier this year. That post, which you can read by clicking on the link, was about creating a winning mindset and finding ways to “tip the balance” in your favour when you enter into a contest.

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Sep 05

Public Speaking: Table Topics Tips

I’ve been thinking about one of my favourite forms of theatre – the Commedia dell’ Arte and I think there are some important lessons for us to take away for our table topics sessions at Toastmasters. Brief bit of history; in Western theatre there have been two traditions, the scripted and memorised and the improvised. …

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Sep 01

The Duchess of York – professional speaker

I just saw an article which says that Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, has built up a lucartive career as a professional speaker. It’s reported that she makes £40,000 for her public speaking engagements.

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