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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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