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Preparing a Speech Outline

Preparing a Speech Outline

How to Prepare a Speech Outline   Being able to speak without notes is often taken as being a desirable skill to develop, as a public speaker. It means audience eye contact is generally better as the speaker does not need to cast his eyes to his notes for any...

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Preparing for the 100m Sprint of Public Speaking

I joined Tube Talk Toastmasters because I just wanted to be able to speak in public without passing out. What I didn’t expect was that my first year in Toastmasters (TM) would prove to be an exercise in avoiding self-rejection. I know, it sounds dramatic, right? Hear...

Evaluating your Evaluations on the Evening of your Evaluation?

Ever found yourself evaluating your evaluation right after you’ve given it?   If you are anything like me, you might have found yourself wondering how you could have done a better job of it. I’ve caught myself many times evaluating my evaluation on the same...

In Wonderland – from Confusion to Courage, by Alex McKee

In Wonderland - from Confusion to Courage   Recently I attended a dynamic toastmasters meeting themed ‘in wonderland’. On hearing this theme there was a cascade of thoughts. I first thought of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Moments after I thought it must be ‘Winter...

Tube Talk Meeting Report: 28 Oct 2020

Dial In to Lean In   I’d been a member of Toastmasters for just six months when the pandemic hit. I had joined the Tube Talk club because, of all the clubs in London that I could’ve chosen, I found this group among the warmest and most welcoming of them all. So...

How to Get Your Online Audience to Participate in Your Speech

Audience participation techniques for Public Speaking online.   When you have a physically present audience in front of you, it is relatively easy to engage your audience into participating in your public talk. You can ask a question, rhetorical or otherwise -...

What Happens, at a Toastmasters Club Meeting?

 What really goes on at a Toastmasters meeting   You may be thinking of attending one of our Tube Talk Toastmasters, or other Toastmasters club meeting, but wondering what you will find there when you arrive. Will you enjoy the experience? Are you going to be put...

How to Choose a Topic for your Ice Breaker Speech

What topics are you knowledgeable about? How will you choose a topic for your Ice Breaker speech?   The Purpose Statement of an Ice Breaker is: "The purpose of this project is for the member to introduce himself or herself to the club and learn the basic...

How do you Choose your Toastmasters Club?

3 Things you can do to help you choose your Toastmasters club   You have done your homework: you have searched online, you have asked colleagues and friends, you have watched championship speeches - and decided you want to join Toastmasters. Then you realise you...