Speaking

  • bang up opening

    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...
  • get off the couch and just do it

    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...
  • tips for successful mc

    How To Become a Successful MC

    Aside from speaking, I have taken on other roles such as Stage MC or session moderator for various events.  Today we’ll look at how you can take on this role and give your audience members the biggest bang for their buck by becoming a successful MC. This role, simply put,...
  • record yourself whenever you can

    Can You Hear Yourself? Then You Need To Record Yourself!

    Hi everyone, Today we’re going to look at a technique that will accelerate your speaking ability.  If you make it a point to do this every time you give a presentation, you will find yourself opening doors and fixing issues immediately.  Its so simple that anyone can do it. ...
  • When you pause more, your audience gets to hear more!

    Presentations + Pausing = Power!

    Today we’re going to look at a technique in speaking that is easy to do but hard to grasp.  Its a technique that when used, makes you look like a professional.  It is simply “pausing”. Pausing in your speech serves many purposes.  Unfortunately, its a very difficult thing that...
  • respect the clock

    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...
  • Use the stage as your prop

    The Stage – Your Invisible Prop!

    Today we’re going to look at how we can use the stage to enhance our speech.  When the stage (we’re going to assume stage to refer to your speaking area whether you have a real stage or not) is used effectively, it can make you look like a pro....
  • Trim and tighten for a terrific speech

    Trim and Tighten For a Terrific Speech

    Hi everyone, Today, we’re going to look at how trimming the fat can lead to a fantastic speech. No, I’m not talking about the spare tiresome us of have, but the extra words and phrases that we don’t need.  We will look at how to trim and tighten for...
  • stage fright

    How To Overcome Stage Fright

    This week, I’m pleased to have Canadian recording artist and fellow Toastmaster Angela Evans.  At our recent Toastmasters meeting, Angela’s role was to do Toastmaster Tips, a role where you teach the club something new.  Angela came gave us some tips for overcoming stage fright.  Thank you Angela!  Here...