Being Yourself On Stage – Toastmasters Public Speaking Workshop

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.

Giving A Toastmasters Speech With Only 5 Minutes To Prepare!

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 … Read more

2nd-Place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest

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.

Public Speaking Tip: The 4-Hour Speech Draft

Draft a speech on Monday to be delivered 4 days later, on Friday. Turns out I spent only 4 hours crafting the 10 minute speech. And it went really well! Inspired by an article in Toastmaster Magazine’s April 2011 edition entitled “How to Write Your Speech in One Hour” (pg. 8), I set out with … Read more

Toastmasters International Speech Contest 2011 – Life Coach Reid Walley – 2nd Place Winner

Title: “One Smile Per Argument” Contest level: Area Club: Capital City Toastmasters #142, Sacramento, CA – District 39, Area 51 Contest location: Sutter Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA Date: Mar 24, 2011