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Evaluating world championship speakers

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I needed to practise for Hamwic Speakers Evaluation contest so I evaluated last year’s Toastmaster International 2020 World Championship Finalists (click here to see the contest) and in particular: Benjamin Wayo “Poster perfect” 31:00 Maureen Zappala “Its so good to see you” 47:35 Mike Carr “The librarian and Mrs Montgomery” 56:01 Kwong Yue Yang “Knock, […]

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Preparing for a virtual speech: 7 steps

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Without the correct virtual speech setup, conveying a powerful message is just not possible. The following 7 steps will ensure that you can deliver your virtual speech in the most powerful way possible, without any other subtle messages confusing your main message. To do so we need to learn a bit more about communication and […]

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Storytelling for public speaking

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“Storytelling is the ultimate tool for communication” Yuval Noah Harari author of Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind. To me, storytelling is the public speaking equivalent of a royal flush in poker -nothing beats it! There are many benefits to storytelling in a speech, especially a personal story, you don’t have to act out […]