As it is in dance, so it is in Toastmasters public speaking contests. It’s all about a great story presented with passion and punch! I get a lot of inspiration for public speaking by watching how break dancers tell their “story” with confidence, timing and creativity. In dance competitions, like the break dancing free-for-all in […]
Public speaking workshop: Being Yourself On Stage! Presented by Reid Walley at the Toastmasters 2013 District 39 Fall Conference. Stage craft: Make them see your story. Eye contact: Make them trust your story. Butterflies: My techniques for overcoming butterflies.
I volunteered to participate as a speech contestant in a mock speech contest, officiated by Matt Peterson, during the Feb 15, 2014, Sacramento Toastmasters Leadership Institute training. I had not prepared a speech – on purpose. My goal is to see how far my Toastmasters – and in particular, Toastmasters’ Table Topics – training can take […]
Energetic, supremely funny and expressive! Every medical presentation and speech should be this kick-ass awesome, entertaining and informative. Dr Michael Greger makes data, stats, reports, studies and graphs super-fun and easily-ingestible! I am definitely taking notes for Toastmasters International speech contests. “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death” Dr. Michael Greger’s NutritionFacts.org is a noncommercial, science-based source for […]
Like Steve Jobs and Apple, file Vidal Sassoon under visionary empire-builder! Business As revealed in the documentary Vidal Sassoon (2011) on Hulu, Sassoon is the first hair stylist to sell $1 billion of hair product after asking himself: “How can I make money while I sleep?” This feat requires both vision and business execution! An authentic break […]