Category Archive: Toastmasters

Mar 26

Toastmasters Contest Season

For those of you who are not directly involved with Toastmasters it’s currently competition season. For those of you who are involved… it’s still competition season! Quick overview for those of you outside the “Toasties” sphere of influence can be found here: Toastmasters FAQ. At time of writing it’s the “International Speech Contest” and the “Evaluation …

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Feb 26

Creating Killer Content Off the Cuff, part 3

Public Speaking Mind Map

I’ve had a bit of a think and this could be a way for the Borden Method for public speaking, as discussed in the former blog of Public Speaking Coach, Eric Feng and Mind Mapping as written about in my previous post could synergise. To start with we have from the Borden method that featured on …

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Feb 06

Is Lots of Stage Time Really the Key to Being a Great Speaker? part 2

So as a sort of follow on from my last post I managed to get myself along to a different Toastmasters club tonight. London transport being what it is I probably would not have made it home if I’d have gone earlier in the week. But I found myself at Canary Wharf Communicators. It’s been …

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Feb 03

Is Lots of Stage Time Really the Key to Being a Great Speaker?

I recently had a brief email exchange with Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Speaking Champion. He said that I should be speaking once a week at a minimum, even if it’s at Toastmasters. So I’ve decided to take him up on his challenge. From tomorrow I’m going to visit as many of the London Toastmasters clubs …

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Jan 31

The London Speaker – no, not me

I received an email from my Toastmasters Club, Grosvernor Square Speakers earlier and they brought to me attention an online blog magazine called The London Speaker. “A blog magazine?” I hear you ask, “what’s one of those“? I’ll let professional blogger Yaro Starak explain all about this blogging model and how it could potentially be …

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