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    Toastmasters? I’ve heard of them but isn’t that about public speaking?

    Interested in improving your speaking ability but aren’t sure where you can go to learn and refine your skills?  Well today I’m pleased to welcome guest blogger and life coach Linda Bradley.  She will share her experiences about Toastmasters. Toastmasters? I’ve heard of them but isn’t that about public...
  • Propel Your PowerPoint Presentations Using Presenter View

    PowerPoint!  The worlds most popular presentations tool.  When used well, it really makes the presenter look like a superstar!  But when not …. well lets just say a presenter hopes to leave that presentation with his or her tail between their legs!  However there is one feature of PowerPoint...
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    Harness The Power in PowerPoint!

    Today, we’ll explore the idea of PowerPoint.  While a great tool, it can also unravel your speech as well. The first thing that I really need to emphasize is that your PowerPoint should not be a barrier to presenting.  Meaning, you can’t live without it.  For example, suppose your...
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    The Power of Repetition

    Welcome back!  Think back to the last speaker you heard.  Do you remember the message they gave?  What was the one thing that you remember distinctly about that speech?  If you couldn’t remember what that speaker was talking about, then they didn’t do a good enough job in sharing...
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    Structuring Your Speech

    Welcome back.  Today I’m going to discuss how to structure your speech.  A well-organized speech will go a long way in providing a positive experience for your audience.  In Toastmasters, we’re taught a strong 3-step formula. Tell them what you’re going to tell them. Tell them Tell them what...
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    Ways To Create A Bang Up Opening!

    Welcome back!  Today, lets look at how we can create an opening that will get the attention of your audience. Why is this important?  Well your audience will decide in the first 30 seconds whether or not you’re worth listening to.  Its cruel, but its reality.  Sure you might...
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    Getting Off The Couch and Just Doing It!

    Hey everyone, Today I wanted to get into the fear of speaking and why we put off getting up to the podium.  We tell ourselves “I need another day or week to finish this speech” or “Its just not ready, I’m not ready”.  We’ve all done it, we’ve made...
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    Difficult Audiences

    Ever had a tough day? Ever had a tough presentation? Today, we’re going to look at how difficult audiences, or difficult members of an audience can make or break you. Recently I was teaching a class on programming.  It was a subject that I was fairly comfortable with but I’m...
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    When Speaking, Always Respect The Clock!

    Hi Everyone, Today lets explore the idea of keeping within time.  Have you ever sat through a presentation where the speaker went over time? Or started late?  How did you feel when it was past time and the speaker still wasn’t done (a sign of poor listening and presentation...

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