Public Speaking Tips

So God Made A Farmer Paul Harvey Superbowl 2013 Ad

So God Made A Farmer speech by Paul Harvey. Dodge produced a beautiful Superbowl 2013 TV spot for their Dodge Ram that clearly touched hearts, as visible by social media responses. Paul Harvey originally gave this speech at the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention in 1978. For public speakers, like my Capital City …

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Tips from $10,000 Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp

World-renowned keynote speaker, Patricia Fripp, presented “It’s a Mystery Every Speaker is Not Awesome” at Saturday’s (Nov 3) District 39 Toastmasters 2012 Fall Conference in Rancho Cordova, CA (near Sacramento). A Hall of Fame Speaker, Patricia presented a couple of tips for the Toastmasters audience, including: For sales people: selling is “explaining the result.” She took a …

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Speech writing advice gleaned from F. Scott Fitzgerald

For Toastmasters who want to present compelling speeches, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s advice to Frances, below, is perfect! His ‘you’ve got to sell your heart’ feedback on book writing is equally applicable to writing and presenting a speech. Source: Letters of Note – You’ve Got To Sell Your Heart November 9, 1938 Dear Frances: I’ve read …

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Toastmasters Public Speaking Tips gleaned from Marie Forleo's How to Create a Brand & Find Your Voice

Being myself and feeling comfortable on stage has always been my #1 goal with public speaking. ’cause if I ain’t bein myself, nobody cares what I have to say. If I’m not comfortable, then the audience is either bored out of their mind or they think I’m an idiot! For Toastmasters, being ourselves makes us …

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How I Overcome Butterflies and Feel Confident When Speaking

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