Tag Archive: Public Speaking Skills

Apr 19

Susan Boyle – a Lesson in Humour

Susan Boyle Singing

(Photo source Examiner.com) By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the singing sensation Susan Boyle? She’s the overnight singing sensation who recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. She’s a 47 year old unemployed lass from Scotland, who just gave an amazing rendition of an Elaine Page song. Why am I talking about Susan Boyle on …

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Apr 07

BBC 2 Programme The Speaker

So Reality T.V. finally does speaking. Like some sort of bad cross between Big Brother and The X Factor; The Speaker is a new series that looks to find Britain’s Best Young Speaker. Quite an interesting topic for a programme and something that helps raise awareness for this craft and, hopefully, Toastmasters International. But it’s …

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Mar 30

Where’s Your Werewolf Moment?

I was re-watching An American Werewolf in London recently, and I had an idea floating around in the bag of my head about how this relates if we want to make a presentation either for work or the International Speech Contest. By the way, if you’ve never seen the movie, and you like being scared …

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Mar 16

Speechmakers Etiquette Cheat Sheet

It struck me that whilst there is a lot of information out there on how to make a good presentation including adding humour like you would if you were to learn stand-up comedy, effective delivery and the Dos and Don’ts of PowerPoint with 101 Presentation Hacks, one of the important areas of speechmaking that often seems …

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Feb 25

Confessions of a Comedy Snob

Ok alright I admit, I’m a comedy snob. You dragged it out of me. There are you happy? I really wanted to get into Bo Selecta, but I couldn’t. I admired what Leigh Francis did, but as for actual physical laughs… none were to be found from me.  I did laugh once, and it was …

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