Tag Archive: Toastmasters

Jan 08

Public Speaking Advice: Reading Audiences

I was General Evaluator at a Toastmasters club recently and, half-way through my evaluation, I noticed one of the audience members in the front row falling asleep. I’m not normally known for being the sort of soporific speaker to send someone into a slumber. My mind immediately began racing through my potential options whilst my …

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Dec 29

Speech Masterclass with Simon Bucknall Champion Speaker

This is a follow up post to one I made earlier this month found here. This post, including the accompanying video clips, is a little long, so you might just want to scroll through and read the 4 tips that are in bold which I’ve included. There’s been a bit of a delay between posts …

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Dec 08

Speech Masterclass D.I.Y – would you do it?

I have decided to split this post in half because there is something that needs to be addressed before we even get into looking at Simon Bucknall’s Masterclass. If you wanted to take your speaking skills to the next level and maybe even compete, but you couldn’t afford a speech coach what would you do?

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Oct 16

Ssh, 4 Secret Tips on being a Super VPE

I’m writing this post as VPE of my Toastmasters club Grosvenor Square Speakers. I’m going to share a couple of quick tips with other VPEs, but just don’t tell anyone. Keep it under your hat…

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Sep 29

Frankie Howerd and the rule of Toastmasters

Frankie Howerd clip; 2m 21 sec (Above is a clip of late British comedian Frankie Howerd on the chat show Parkinson). I got asked at a humour workshop that I ran recently the following question: “How far can you push risque humour before it becomes too much at Toastmasters?”

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