Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

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The 85th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. The International Convention is the highlight of the Toastmasters year and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of ten speakers who will present … Continue reading → Toastmasters improv Renegade Saints Toastmasters Internationalthis August.

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Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

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The 85th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. The International Convention is the highlight of the Toastmasters year and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of ten speakers who will present … Continue reading → Toastmasters improv Renegade Saints Toastmasters Internationalthis August.

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My First Year – From Intern to Duartian

Duarte Blog

Presentation design? What does that even mean? These were my initial thoughts as I walked into the shop that would soon become my first job out of college and the start of my professional design career.

International Speech Contest Checklist - It Begins Now.

Speak and Deliver

Legend has it that 5-time World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist John Howard would start writing his next International Speech on the plane ride home. Dananjaya Hettiarachchi International Speech Contest Speech Coaching Toastmasters Win Anyway World Championship of Public Speaking

Speaking of the 2012 Toastmasters International Convention

Speak and Deliver

Just a few words from my heart to those of you competing at the World Championship of Public Speaking this year. Toastmasters Convention World Championship

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The Lady Vanishes: My International Speechwriters Conference keynote

The Eloquent Woman

My speaking style is to work extemporaneously and from notes on occasion, so I can bring you most of what I said at the International Speechwriters Conference, although this is by no means a transcript.

Raise Your Voice: The United Nations’ First International Day of the Girl

Kate's Voice

It was there that I learned about the First International Day of the Girl, which is today, 10/11/12. Speaking vocal delivery International Day of the Girl vocal image vocal impactThis week, I had the opportunity and the honor to work with speakers at TEDx Orange Coast. As you would expect, they were an inspiring group of thought leaders, innovators, creatives and passionate activists.

Toastmasters International goes … international

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the first time in its 90-year history, Toastmasters is holding its International Convention outside of North America at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, Aug. International Communication Public Speaking Toastmasters 20-23. The featured presenters include Robin Sieger the former Head of Development at BBC Television who will deliver the keynote presentation during the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, Aug. […].

Toastmasters Friday: Top 8 Ways to Guarantee Victory in Your International Speech Contest

Speak and Deliver

For the last few weeks I've been writing contest-oriented posts, as Toastmasters International's Spring Contest season begins, and with it, the International Speech Contest, which annually produces a World Champion of Public Speaking.

Toastmasters International UK & Ireland: Communicator of the Year, 2011

Max Atkinson

A few months ago, I accepted an invitation to do a keynote lecture at the Toastmasters International conference in Glasgow this coming weekend.

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What will you do this week to get involved in a professional organization?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I rejoined the International Association of Business Communicators – Philadelphia Chapter. Career info International speakers Professional organizationsI started my career as a member in the New York City chapter – seldom missing a meeting. Keep in mind: You don’t have to join a professional organization to start getting involved. You can follow an organization on Twitter (IABC has great #commchats), get […].

Women’s Voices in Business: Strategies for dealing with 3 common issues

Kate's Voice

communication vocal delivery vocal power delivery gender characteristics of speech International Women''s Day vocal impact women women''s voices This week, I attended a conference for women presented by one of my corporate clients.

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Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons. Some examples of great orators and public speakers of the 20th Century: Sir Winston Churchill. President Kennedy. President Reagan. President Clinton. Dr. King. please link King to [link] Mahatma Ghandi. Mother Teresa.

Public Speaking - International Best Foot Forward

Great Public Speaking

Get more international meeting tips! Put Your Best Foot Forward Mexico/Canada Do not call Mexicans by their first name until invited to do so. Mexicans hold a handshake, squeeze of the arm, or a hug longer than people from the United States and Canada do.

Public speaking: Working with a professional speaker

Joan Detz Speaker Services

International speakers Professional organizationsMany organizations go to a great deal of work/expense to hire a professional speaker for their conference – but then let the ball drop by overlooking the final travel logistics. You want your speaker to arrive fresh/rested at the podium.

Your internal writing critic, and one way to overcome it

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But before we look at creativity and writing , let’s look at something that can interfere with creativity, or what I call your internal critic or censor. My internal critic/censor , Mr. Conron, would not give me a pen in grade five, the year students graduated from pencil to pen. However, before we look at the writing process in detail (in antoher blog past), answer me this: You, too, have an internal censor.

50 New Year’s Resolutions for Public Speakers

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Motivation audience Business Garr Reynolds LinkedIn Nancy Duarte public speaking Resolutions TED Toastmasters InternationalSome ideas to help you take your public speaking to the next level in 2012. In no particular order: 1. I will prepare. I will practice. I will have a clear message. I will be able to distill every speech and every presentation into a single sentence. I will always ask myself: “Why should the audience care about my message?” ” 6.

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Listening tips for speechwriters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

International speakers SpeechwritingWhen interviewing your client for a major speech, talk less and listen more. You’ll get better information – and the executive will get a better speech. Sit quietly. Watch body language. Listen to tone. Don’t interrupt.

Using the Right Words - International Presentations

Great Public Speaking

T erminology is different in most areas of the world even if the country is English based. Highly tested humor that would work anywhere in the U.S. may fall flat in another country simply because the audience doesn't understand one of the words. For example, in Australia, break out sessions are called syndicates. If you were making a joke that used the word syndicate, you may totally confuse the audience and they won't laugh.

Public speaking & media training: Statistic of the month

Joan Detz Speaker Services

International speakers Media training Speechwriting“It’s not normal for you to go to a community, weigh 100 children and have 30 of them close to dying.” ” (Susanna Raffalli, nutritional coordinator, speaking about the human devastation in Caritas Venezuela) Notice: + the impact of using the personal pronoun “you” to engage listeners in the statistic (“It’s not normal for you to […].

World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

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The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada is now history. Speech Contests Toastmasters International Speech Contest Jock Elliott Kwong Yue Yang Olivia Schofield public speaking Scott Pritchard Toastmasters International

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Overcome your internal critic!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you want to write, you have to overcome your internal critic… My internal critic is Mr. C, my grade five teacher. Mr. C took his task of teaching me perfect spelling and grammar seriously by wielding his red marker like the sword of Zorro, forcefully cutting huge red gashes across my mistakes. He never once [.].

How to conduct an international media interview via email: TJ.

TJ Walker Interactive

Public speaking, media training, presentation training, crisis communications Home Live Video About TJ Products & Services FAQs « Be Fearless How Setting Effects Your Investor Pitch » How to conduct an international media interview via email: TJ Walker in Merca 2.0

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The Number One Rule for Speech Contests

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In less than two weeks, the 2010 Toastmasters International Convention will begin in Palm Desert, California. As always, the highlight will be the International Speech Contest. Of the 81 contestants who have survived the previous four rounds of the International Speech Contest process, only one will be crowned the 2010 World Champion of Public Speaking. I was one of the 35,000+ people who entered the International Speech Contest this year.

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Going Global: Toastmasters International Reaches Growth Milestones

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has grown its membership by 57 percent over the past 10 years.

Gimmicks in Speaking - in Toastmasters and Real-Life

Speak and Deliver

In 2016, the World Championship of Public Speaking (WCPS), a contest run annually by Toastmasters International, was won by someone who wore underwear over his suit pants for nearly the entirety of his speech. (An What's a gimmick?

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The Mark of a Champion

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The past several weeks found me very busy preparing for the Toastmasters District 59 International Speech Contest. I finished 2nd in the International Speech Contest. This is the third time I have competed in the International Speech Contest and the second time I have finished second.

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Freelance speechwriters: Time to update your website?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info English as a second language (ESL) Freelance Writing International speakers SpeechwritingIf it’s time to update your website, make sure you cite comments/clients/recommendations from a wide geographical range.

Photos from the International Speechwriting Conference in London

The Eloquent Woman

Photos from the recent International Speechwriting Conference have just been posted on Flickr, and I''ve pulled shots of the day and some of my favorite speakers for an album on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook.

Toastmasters International Announces Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation as its 2017 Golden Gavel Recipient

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned speaker and educator Erin Gruwell is the recipient of the organization’s 2017 Golden Gavel award.

Presenting Yourself: The Elevator Speech

Professionally Speaking...

Recently I taught a class on presenting yourself and crafting your elevator speech to a group of immigrant and refugee women taking an entrepreneurial training course through Empowered Women International, where I am a Board member.

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3 tips to improve your speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info International speakers Professional organizationsI received a question: A financial advisor asked me how to improve his speaking skills. He says he does well one-on-one with clients, but his group presentations fall short. He knows that better presentation skills will boost his business. My advice has three parts: 1. Speak as often as possible. Public speaking is a skill: […].

Analysis of a Speech by Alberto Cairo

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Alberto Cairo is the head of the orthopedic program run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (the “ICRC”) in Afghanistan. Analysis of a Speech TED Alberto Cairo inspiration International Committee of the Red Cross public speaking Red Crescent Red Cross

Your internal writing critic, and one way to overcome it

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Paul tackles the topics of your internal critic and creativity and writing in a number of his books. But before we look at creativity and writing , let’s look at something that can interfere with creativity, or what I call your internal critic or censor. My internal critic/censor , Mr. Conron, would not give me a pen in grade five, the year students graduated from pencil to pen. Abandon your internal censor, and… On your mark … Get set … Write !

Advice to Silicon Valley Speechwriters: Don’t screw up

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication International Communication Speechwriting Andrew Hill George Parker PR Silicon valley Columnist Andrew Hill, writing in today’s Financial Times, warns executives in Silicon Valley that they could become the next public enemies, facing a PR backlash similar to that suffered by bankers. He sees warning signs in the recent attacks on Apple, Google and Amazon for their tax strategies; for questions about the growing economic and [.].

Winning Anyway in Kuala Lumpur - A Look Back

Speak and Deliver

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi International Speech Contest Kelly Sargeant Kwong Yue Yang Speaking Competition Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking

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PREPARING FOR INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS: The Humor Perspective

Great Public Speaking

When presenting to foreign audiences you must check your humor carefully so you don't accidentally offend someone. In some countries you may hear people openly joking on television about subjects that would be taboo in the U.S. That doesn't mean you can attempt to joke about the same subjects in your presentation. Even if your humor is OK, you need to become familiar with other customs in the country in which you are presenting. Customs are quite different around the world.

The speechwriter’s skill set: More tips for better listening

Joan Detz Speaker Services

International speakers SpeechwritingRemain silent while a client finishes telling you his account. Then paraphrase your client: “Now, let me make sure I get your priorities straight. First, CSR needs to …” At this point, you should get some feedback from your speaker. Feedback usually falls into two categories. A speaker might say: * “That’s it! That’s exactly […].

25 Ways to Make a Point

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Gamache , an internationally acclaimed bilingual (French and English) speaker who finished 3rd in the 2001 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. . International Inspirational Speaker. Gamache Motivational speaking public speaking Toastmasters Toastmasters InternationalOne of the many public speaking resources that I consult regularly is an email newsletter from J.

How line editing can improve your next speech

Joan Detz Speaker Services

English as a second language (ESL) International speakers SpeechwritingThis week, I’m line editing a speech for a client I’ve worked with for years. The client wrote the first draft of the speech in-house and then sent it to me to polish.