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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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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...

Why and How to Maintain Eye Contact with your Audience

Why and How to Maintain Eye Contact with your Audience   One way to lose an audience's attention to our public speaking is to appear disconnected from them. This can easily happen if you fail to maintain eye contact with them. Think about it: you are talking with...

Why Compete in a Speech Contest?

Why Compete in a Speech Contest?   If you are asking yourself this question, are you perhaps thinking you are not good enough to win? Or could it be that the thought of winning only to then have to represent your Toastmasters club at the next level, the Area...

Using Gestures in Public Speaking

  Using Gestures in Public Speaking   Gestures are such an integral part of our non-verbal communication, enhancing our interaction with fellow human beings, that we hardly ever give it a conscious thought. Even when speaking over a phone, we tend to use gestures...

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...