This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Toastmasters 2013 SemifinalsWhew, competing at the 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest is a LOT different from competing at Club, Area, Division and District contests. First, you’re competing in front of an audience of complete strangers (unless you’re in your home-town of Cincinnati, OH, like […]
Reid Walley – 2nd-place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest. Aug 22, 2013, Toastmasters Convention, Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH. District 39. Home club: Capital City Toastmasters #142, Sacramento, CA.
“Perhaps the most important physical act onstage is making eye contact.” – Chris Anderson, TED Conference curator, from his article, How to Give a Killer Presentation, Harvard Business Review (June 2013) So, where the heck do we get a chance to practice making eye contact, anyway? We can’t wait until we’re in front of an audience. We need […]
After winning 1st-place at the District 39 Toastmasters 2013 Spring Conference‘s “International Speech” contest on May 18, 2013, in Stockton, CA, I want to share the public speaking tips I follow to keep myself screaming with confidence: I breathe. I smile. I stand up, often. I shake my legs out periodically. And I also stand on […]
1st-place Reid Walley – 2013 District 39 Toastmasters International Speech Winner! Saturday, May 17-18, 2013, at the Hilton Stockton, 2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, CA. Billed as the “Triple Crown Toastmaster Elegance” 2013 Spring Conference. Eight contestants and a room of almost 200 in the audience. It was a whole bunch of fun! On behalf of Capital City […]