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 […]
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Sharing the benefits and experience of entering Toastmasters’ speech contests. How Toastmasters leadership can motivate and promote speech contest participation, from new Toastmasters members to seasoned Toastmasters professionals.
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 […]
Reported as the Michael Bay meltdown, the film director of the Transformers movies totally crashed and burned while speaking on stage at CES 2014 in Las Vegas! But Michael Bay doesn’t have to suck at public speaking! What went wrong Here’s how Michael Bay totally screwed up on stage at CES 2014, the most anticipated show in […]
Whew, 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 Chris Nachtrab was when he won 1st-place in my Semifinals group). I […]