Speaking and sport

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Because my talks often involve anecdotes about amusing incidents that have happened at other speaking engagements, audiences usually assume that at my next booking I will be telling a story about them! Back in 1998, when I had been a speaker for just a couple of years, I spoke at a WI Group meeting in Oxford. This got a big laugh and the poor speaker realised what was happening and said 'Well, he has to get his material from somewhere!'

Here is my 500th Public Speaking Tip: Don't be a 'one-speech-wonder!'

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

I'm going to publish my 500th Public Speaking Tip in this post but first I will tell you about some recent talks and training. Coaching a club speaker. hour session with a speaker who had booked me for my service offering coaching for Women's Institute speaker auditions and club speakers. It was good to work with such a focused speaker. I was immediately booked to speak next year to another group on one of my many topics.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

As I chatted to members before lunch in the hotel's very good Gilbey's restaurant, there were a number of complimentary remarks about my public speaking, one of which was: "You obviously enjoy it". Public Speaking Tip #382: Speak with enthusiasm - your audience will notice! Obviously a speaker should check to make sure there are no insensitive references in their material which might cause offence - but then that's a good idea with any audience.

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