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Girl power!

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Its been an impressive week for women worldwide. If you think I am referring to the reunion of the Spice girls then think again! On August 25, 2018, Ramona J. Smith, CC, became the first woman in 10 years to win the title of Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. Together with Zifang “Sherrie” Su, […]

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5 Must-Read Books on Persuasion

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What do you want your audience to do when you finish speaking? Persuasive speakers move people to action, in part by understanding their audience. The study of persuasion dates back thousands of years, to the ancient Greeks, who treasured the art of public speaking. One of the most frequently cited works from this period is […]

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Top 5 tips to Survive Christmas Parties!

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The Christmas holidays are upon us and for many, this is not always an enjoyable experience. Whether you’re sipping a drink at a friend’s home, sharing a turkey dinner with family, or attending the office party, use these tips for a more successful experience. 1 Visualize a positive outcome.Before leaving for the event, take a time-out. […]

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From nervous to confident! A Member’s Story

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My name is Mark, I joined Hamwic Speakers in May 2015. The past 2 years with Hamwic Speakers has changed my life giving me the confidence and practise to improve my speaking and presentation skills.  Before joining Toastmasters, I was often required to present publicly with my work and interests but struggled with the mechanics […]