Toastmasters Public Speaking Demo – Nov 4, 2022

Good public speaking demo at this evening’s Capital City Toastmasters – Midtown Sacramento in-person meeting! Two guests, and a 3rd that wished to participate but we ran out of time. Address sweaty palms and a flush face with an equally-physical response: a deep breath. It allows you to mentally reset, adds a purposeful pause, and…

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Helena Rhim’s First Toastmasters Speech Kicked Ass!

Since I evaluated Helena Rhim’s Toastmasters speech, I asked her what she was physically experiencing while she was speaking: My body was shaking When I paused I could feel my face turning red I felt the vein in neck throbbing My hands were clammy Even though she was nervous and experienced all of these symptoms,…

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Practicing Panic Makes You A Better Speaker

Why is embracing panic so important? Because… Appearing calm under pressure is a sign of leadership. Not knowing how to respond to panic can prevent you from starting in the first place. Fear of public speaking. Fear of failure. Fear of getting punched in the face. Fear of starting your own business. Fear of looking stupid…

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Toastmasters Speech Contest Tips – James Jeffley

James Jeffley made it all the way to THE BIG STAGE during the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking contests in 2015 and 2014. James made it to the final top-10 winners out of 30,000 competitors, worldwide. TWICE! His District 39 Keynote includes his 3 overarching tips for developing your speech: What’s your takeaway MESSAGE? What’s your…