2014 World Championship of Public Speaking
District 26 Toastmasters covering Colorado, Wyoming, and Western Nebraska convenes its Spring Conference tonight where our candidate for the International Speech Contest delegate for the Toastmasters International Convention will be selected. (There will be a Business Meeting also to work on the realignment of the District Areas and Divisions…)
Who will represent District 26 at the International Convention?
Mark Brown during a National Speakers Association Interview with Diane Bogino. (5:26 minutes)
Inspiring interview on the value of mentoring, his work with Youth, working with other speakers, and the Some of the points discussed… Continue reading
A couple of years ago I got to attend a lecture by Ray Mohr in which he was teaching a simple technique to help teach us better persuasion skills. I have also seen this technique explained by Andrii Sedniev in his book Magic of Impromptu Speaking: Create a Speech that will be Remembered.
In what instances do you need to persuade or influence somebody? Continue reading
Whether in Toastmasters, at a networking event, in an Interview, or maybe doing a Question and Answer section of a presentation…Impromptu speaking skills are important for establishing your credibility and being interesting.
Will we always be great? Not necessarily, yet with practice we will always be better than when we started.
I was in San Diego for a business conference recently and we had to partner up, pull an object from a bag, and then sell it to our partner.
This is an excellent exercise to practice with silly objects and I have asked Toastmaster members to tell stories with their object as the primary character in their story.