What Happens When the Win Anyway Guy Loses? Part I

Speak and Deliver

I had qualified to represent my Division in both Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking) and the International Speech Contest. OVERTIME. And I knew it when I sat down, just like I knew it 10 years ago when I last went overtime, at the Semi-Finals in Oregon. I do believe, at least for the International Contest, I managed to Speak & Deliver - even if I went a little long. International Speech Contest Losing Overtime Table Topics Toastmasters Win Anyway.

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada is now history. In fact, the only thing wrong with Olivia’s speech … was that it ran 15 seconds overtime and she was disqualified! I know that I am biased, but I am certain that had she not gone overtime, Olivia would have been on the podium and may well have won the contest. If you are going to speak in public, you are going to have setbacks.

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

Manner of Speaking

The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking , hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now history. In fact, the only thing wrong with Olivia’s speech … was that it ran 15 seconds overtime and she was disqualified! I know that I am biased, but I am certain that had she not gone overtime, Olivia would have been on the podium and may well have won the contest. If you are going to speak in public, you are going to have setbacks.

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Speaking To Time – Learn How to Avoid Overrunning

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Speaking to time - Hands up if you get frustrated by speakers who overrun! Presenters who have not mastered the art of speaking to time are one of my pet hates, and it seems that I am not alone. Speaking too long also eats into following presenters time, antagonising fellow speakers and event organisers as a result. Furthermore, going overtime prevents meaningful Q&A after your presentation. Never aim to fill the entire time slot with speaking!

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A Note to the Losers in the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Lost at District this year, for the first time - because I went OVERTIME. Especially when people come up and say wonderful things like: 'You gave a great speech' 'I had you placed in the top three' 'I thought you should have won' 'If you had drawn a better speaking order.' 'The You just spent a tremendous amount of time (hopefully) honing your craft, speaking in front of new people over the last few months, getting coached, and dreaming of 'what if'.

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Speaking pace off to the races? How to plan your speaking speed

The Eloquent Woman

Often, speakers I work with know that they are speaking too fast only because they''ve been criticized for it in the workplace. I''ve shared practical tips on how to hit the brakes when you''re speaking too fast. But you''ll do even better at pacing yourself if you take the time to analyze your speaking speed, understand why it is so fast, and plan your speech or presentation so you set the pace. I''ve been coaching more than 50 speakers 1:1 this autumn.

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Hardball - Playbook of Ride-Hail Companies in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One message is how providing employee benefits such as healthcare and overtime will simply cost it too much. Branding careers Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Intuitive legal Media Personal Musings Politics Power Public Speaking Selling Travel Values Web/Tech

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Pubic Speaking - Watch Your Clock So They Don't Watch Theirs

Great Public Speaking

One of the quickest ways to bomb is to go overtime or try to stuff too much information in too little time. If the audience is really great , it sometimes makes you want to go overtime because things are going so well. One of the worst things you can do is to try to fit all your material in a shortened time period by speaking faster. seminar training tomantion Tom Antion public speaking get paid to speak free speaker tips Tom Antion public speaking membership site Tom Antio

Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in.

Speak Schmeak

While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesPlease enjoy this post by Denise Graveline from her blog, The Eloquent Woman. Follow her on Twitter: @dontgetcaught. You've tried and tried, but it just won't fit.

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Rolling Our Eyes - Last Way We Can Express Ourselves in Politically Correct Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The clock was already on overtime. It also meant that others such as myself would have to do the right thing and give up our own chance to speak.   Current Affairs Games Intuitive Personal Musings Politics Public SpeakingNo fools. most of us are doing verbal backflips to avoid being politically incorrect. But, for the safe posturing we trade off our sense of self. A number of my close friends are experiencing high stress through being doomed to silence.

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The number of words per minute

Joan Detz Speaker Services

How many words do you speak per minute? How many words does your client speak per minute? . If you “test it” at 15 minutes using your usual fast pace of 185 words per minute, your client will run overtime if he speaks at a slower rate. I’ve written for executives who speak 125 words per minute and also for executives who top 200 words per minute. . You need to know these numbers. Speechwriting success depends on this math.

You're always selling something

Speak Schmeak

I read this comment, submitted by a teacher, on a public speaking article today: "I understand the importance of not being boring, but I am not selling anything, and most of the tips in this article on public speaking seem aimed at holding an audience captive so you can sell them something."

You're always selling something

Speak Schmeak

I read this comment, submitted by a teacher, on a public speaking article today: "I understand the importance of not being boring, but I am not selling anything, and most of the tips in this article on public speaking seem aimed at holding an audience captive so you can sell them something." Do you sit in long meetings with your colleagues, discussing policy changes, event planning, equipment failure, financial spreadsheets or overtime? It's the same way with speaking.

Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in.

Speak Schmeak

While I'm moving this week, I've invited some of my favorite public speaking and communications bloggers to guest post here on Speak Schmeak. For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesPlease enjoy this post by Denise Graveline from her blog, The Eloquent Woman. Follow her on Twitter: @dontgetcaught. You've tried and tried, but it just won't fit.

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Mastering Your Speech - Lance Miller - Book 31 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

But, part of my original list DID include some audio/DVD programs on Public Speaking, and ''Mastering Your Speech'' - a 4 DVD set by 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking Lance Miller was #51 on that list. The program is primarily focused on preparing a speech for the International Speech Contest, though the concepts and principles discussed are universal, so it works as a public speaking training as well. OK - I admit, this isn''t a book.

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Powerful Presentation Lesson from Stanley Cup Final

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Commentators are saying the Pens Game 5 performance (winning in the third round of overtime) is one of the most inspiring performances in the finals’ history. . A winning goal in a third round of overtime means the Pens battled through nearly two full games back-to-back, finally winning in the wee hours of the morning. Given that speaking in public is consistently voted people’s #1 fear, giving a presentation is outside the ordinary as well.

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Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate in Denver

Speak and Deliver

I'm not going to pick the debate apart for politics or policy, or about the fact that Romney's flag pin was slightly larger, but on speaking points alone: - Romney is clearly the better debater , the better speaker of the two. Interestingly, many of my friends in Cleveland seemed to think his identification of the Cleveland Clinic as an example of strong healthcare to be laughable, on both sides of the aisle, so to speak. Well, that was fun.

Basic principles of nonverbal communication – 7

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  It’s because your unconscious brain is working overtime trying to notice and catalog everything, and decide – long before any of it reaches your conscious mind – how to react.   To think consciously about even a small amount of your own body language and the body language of some of the people around you is a tall order – especially if you have to be thinking and speaking about something else at the same time.   Bodies speak first; words follow.

7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

I know there are seven secret advantages--some of the best advantages in public speaking--reserved for speakers who practice. Whether you do it solo or with a team, practice will help you: Look like you didn't need practice: Call it the Great Irony of Public Speaking: The speaker who practices winds up looking relaxed, unruffled, at ease and extemporaneous. The speaker who gets up to speak without preparation looks like, well, she isn't prepared.

4 ways to plan a panel to delight the audience

The Eloquent Woman

go overtime. Prefer the audience's speaking time: Audience members will always ask the best questions and the questions you couldn't possibly anticipate--and they came to play. So make sure to give them time to speak and ask questions. A great panel shouldn't so surprising. But because so many speakers and organizers fail to prepare for delighting the audience, the truly delightful panels are few and far between.

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Toastmasters Friday: I Lost My Contest - Now What?

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.

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Inside Voice: Brian Jenner, European Speechwriters Network

The Eloquent Woman

I''ve worked with Brian as a keynote speaker and as a chair at the conferences of the guild and the network, and I admire his thinking about speakers and speaking. I share his views on speakers who go overtime, among many topics!) Learning to speak in public can be about learning to think for yourself. Hence, I see a link between public speaking, leadership and entrepreneurship. What''s your public speaking pet peeve.as

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5 secret advantages of the panel moderator

The Eloquent Woman

Your speaking role is a short one: Panel moderators may be able to have the most impact in the fewest number of words. You can be the audience's best friend: Moderators, if wise and deft, can keep the talkative panelist from going overtime, and can help make sure the questions have plenty of time. If you've been feeling kinda sorry for panel moderators, with such a small role to play, you're not alone--but you are mistaken.

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Famous Speech Friday: Janet Yellen on holding women back

The Eloquent Woman

In America, the chair of our central banking Federal Reserve System (known familiarly as "The Fed") speaks frequently, but with care. It does make a difference when women speak on women's issues : I'll let Bloomberg say it : "It really does make a difference when the chair of the Federal Reserve is a woman. Get involved in more conversations on public speaking with The Eloquent Woman.

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Does your speech need Spanx? 5 ways to rein it in

The Eloquent Woman

For the chronically overtime talker, written remarks are the time-honored way to focus and contain your speaking. You've tried and tried, but it just won't fit.

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Famous Speech Friday: Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking demos

The Eloquent Woman

Because it was a public television show on a tight budget, she was encouraged to start talking and not to stop, if at all possible, to avoid racking up overtime charges. This week, August 15 marked the 100th anniversary of Julia Child's birth , and anyone whose public speaking consists of training, teaching or lecturing would do well to study Child's first and most famous television series, "The French Chef."

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Timing Yourself

Speaking Of...

Those who work in radio or television know that time is a finite resource and going overtime is the enemy. Next post what is your goal when speaking Do you consider time in every speech or presentation you give? If you are media savvy , the answer has to be yes. To consider: in your next presentation of any kind, rehearse your talk, timing it as you go. This will let you know right away what stays and what you throw overboard.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #74

Humor Power

A speaker ran overtime. Bill’s speech ran a little overtime. Humor In Speaking creative writing observational humor public speakingHere is the analysis of an Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a Toastmasters meeting. THE SET-UP (What happened and what was said during the meeting before the monologue was presented.).

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3 Big + 12 (Little) Tips to Win Over Skeptical Audiences

SpeakerSue Says...

Going overtime. Communication Skills Presentation Mastery how to say it to sell it presentation skills public speaking Selling Skills SpeakerSueIt amazes me how quickly I can form an impression of a presenter. Within a few minutes, I either like them, and find it easy to listen to what they have to offer, or don’t, and force them to win me over as I listen skeptically to them. For me (and I’m hopeful you’ll agree!),

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From the vault: 7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

The Eloquent Woman

I know there are seven secret advantages--some of the best advantages in public speaking--reserved for speakers who practice. Whether you do it solo or with a team, practice will help you: Look like you didn''t need practice: Call it the Great Irony of Public Speaking: The speaker who practices winds up looking relaxed, unruffled, at ease and extemporaneous. The speaker who gets up to speak without preparation looks like, well, she isn''t prepared.

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The quantified speaker: 6 kinds of speaker data to know about yourself

The Eloquent Woman

Here are 6 kinds of data that are easy to track and useful in advancing your skills: How fast or slow do you really speak? Most speakers have no real idea of their speaking speed, but all public speakers need to speaker slower than they do in conversation if the audience is to hear and understand them. Then look at the recording time to calculate how fast or slow you really speak. Then you can probe why you're speaking fast or slow. Go overtime too often?

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How dynamic starts can help you get "good on your feet" when presenting

The Eloquent Woman

Worse, some speakers use the start to give the audience something to dread, as in the speaker who announces he's going to go off-topic or overtime. When you're seeking ways to make your presentations or speeches more dynamic, it's tough to beat the impact of a dynamic start.

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The Last Five Minutes

Communication Steroids

If they went into overtime all you’d need is to see the overtime to get the result – correct? Public Speaking Courses | Add your site Join Our Inner Circle: RSS Feed of our latest newsletters here Search This Website Become a Fan on Facebook! Communication Steroids on Facebook Instant Download: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills! Just click here and youll have our free report on Getting Over the Fear of Public Speaking.

The 5 weakest speaker statements

The Eloquent Woman

Make sure you use personal references and stories to illustrate a point, not to prove it, and speak for yourself. "I Eloquence can be defined as a persuasive mix of apt, fluent and forceful words that engage and inspire your audience.

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Famous Speech Friday: Reps. Jackie Speier and Gwen Moore

The Eloquent Woman

She used her brief allotted time to speak about her own abortion, during a heated debate over an amendment to take funding away from Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit, for its women's health and sex education services. Speier then requested time to speak and was given five minutes to do so.

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Chairing a conference: How did I do? Lessons for chairs from #esnbxl

The Eloquent Woman

Any speaker tackling a big public speaking task will learn more and do better next time if she takes the time to do this kind of assessment, and I''m happy to share it with you, in the form of my takeaway lessons: If you''re going to chair something, say "yes" to an excellent organizer: Brian Jenner is the executive director of the UK Speechwriters'' Guild and the European Speechwriter Network --two groups he created--and the spring conference I keynoted was one of my all-time favorites.

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The Ten Minute Challenge

Speaking Of...

Practice and practice some more.time yourself, and allow for pauses so that you don't go overtime. You may even be invited back to speak again. Imagine being asked to give an informative speech, and you only have ten minutes. That's the challenge that a colleague shared in a listserv post I read this week. Her topic was 'cholesterol.' That's a broad topic that could lead in dozens of directions. It's often said that it's much more difficult to make a shorter speech, and I agree.

Observational Humor — Case Study #115

Humor Power

Observational Humor case studies are provided to help us become better at recognizing, writing, and delivering a joke when speaking from the platform. The segment was supposed to be two minutes in length and ran overtime. A speaker was critiqued for not speaking clearly. I start to leave the speaking platform). (A Here’s another Observational Humor monologue. We will look at the set-up, the joke, and what makes the joke work.

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When a man hogs the mic at the the Women's March on Washington

The Eloquent Woman

"Who's speaking now?" For actor Scarlett Johansen, whose impassioned speech came near the end of the already overtime program, they simply turned off her mic and turned on music, to her obvious dismay. She'd passed the preferred 7-minute mark, and they were overtime. I was surprised to see it at this march, but it's a common occurrence in every day public speaking. Get involved in more conversations on public speaking with The Eloquent Woman.

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How to Help Your Friends and Advocates Get You New Business

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Cut your losses or get ready to put in some overtime. Sullivan, President of Sullivan Speaker Services, has generated millions of dollars in speaking fees, book advances and ancilliary income for her clients. I thought I was allergic to marketing until Vickie showed me how to do iit "my way" and succeed" Perry A Perry Productions Too many executives are wasting too much time speaking for too little reward.

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The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Rated PSBs Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers on Public Speaking 2007 The Public Speaking Blogospheres Top 100 Definitive Blogs on Public Speaking Sign Up for Free Materials! Search this Blog Gary Tweets How to Model and Make the Most Out of Every Public Speaking Performance!

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The Problem With Presentations

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Since companies speak as groups through highly prepared materials, they tend to gloss, exaggerate, omit and distort. " "Bulls win in overtime." Tell stories that speak from your abundant knowledge of the topic, and of others in the field.

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The Worst Presentation Sin

Executive Speech Coach

Just because you were told that you would have a 60 minute time slot – don’t count on getting 60 minutes to speak. Never go overtime. Why Do We Fear Public Speaking?

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