Tag Archive: Toastmasters

Feb 27

Advanced Humorous Speaking – How Do You Define Bombing?

I did the first speech in the Toastmasters Advanced Manual; “Humorously Speaking” and it’s left me somewhat confused. So I figured I might be able to work out some of my thoughts about it here. In the process of analysing my speech I will offer up what I did, how I feel it went and …

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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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Jan 24

Creating Killer Content Off the Cuff, part 2


I never really intended to write a follow up to my previous post Creating Killer Content Off the Cuff, but I have because both myself, and fellow speaker Eric Feng, blogged on the same subject. Eric spoke about the Borden method: “Ho hum!” (or B-O-R-I-N-G!) “Why bring that up?” “For instance?” “So what?” and I …

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Jan 10

After Dinner Speaking – part 1

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a speech at my local Toastmasters club’s Christmas Dinner. I had lots of humorous ideas and access to a plethora of street jokes, but I wasn’t quite clear on what an after dinner speech was. I googled the term and found the seven golden rules as …

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Nov 16

7 Tips for Conquering Public Speaking Fear

We’ve all heard about how people’s number fear is public speaking. The comedian Jerry Seinfeld had this to say on the fear of public speaking: “The number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Number two. That means most people would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy”. Although the line …

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