Tag Archives: Toastmasters International

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading

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Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

The 85th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. this August. The International Convention is the highlight of the Toastmasters year and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of ten speakers who will present … Continue reading

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Reflections on Cincinnati

It has been a little more than two months since my last post. During that period my free time was focused almost exclusively on preparing for the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking that was held in Cincinnati, Ohio from … Continue reading

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The Mark of a Champion

It has been just over two weeks since my last post, an unusually long (and unacceptable) time for me. However, I had a reason. The past several weeks found me very busy preparing for the Toastmasters District 59 International Speech … Continue reading

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50 New Year’s Resolutions for Public Speakers

Here are 50 ideas to help you take your public speaking to a new level in the New Year. In no particular order: 1.  I will prepare. 2.  I will practice. 3.  I will have a clear message. 4.  I will be … Continue reading

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking, hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now history. Congratulations to all contestants, especially Jock Elliott (1st Place), Kwong Yue Yang (2nd Place) and Scott Pritchard (3rd Place). I must, however, … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Public Speaking Champion

Last weekend, I was in Lisbon, Portugal attending the Toastmasters District 59 Spring Conference. There were many things that I enjoyed about the conference and I will be talking about it in future posts. One of the guests of honour … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Make a Point

One of the many public speaking resources that I consult regularly is an email newsletter from J. A. Gamache, an internationally acclaimed bilingual (French and English) speaker who finished 3rd in the 2001 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.  In … Continue reading

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Public Speaking Doppelgänger!

Last year, I analyzed my humorous speech that won the Toastmasters District 59 (Continental Europe) Humorous Speech Contest. This week, I was flattered and delighted to learn from my friend, Bertrand Völckers, that a Toastmaster in Berlin had translated and … Continue reading

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist (Addendum)

The response to my recent post, A Public Speaker’s Checklist, has been great. Comments have been pouring in on Twitter, LinkedIn, email and this blog. People have been offering some great suggestions for additional things that public speakers need to … Continue reading

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A Public Speaking Alphabet

A – Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech. A speech is for the audience and about the audience. Always. B – Books. There are so many resources available these days for public speakers. … Continue reading

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2010

Winners of the 2010 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking announced. Continue reading

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