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  • Publisher: odyssey
    2022-07-17

    Odyssey Project - mentoring and networking

    Odyssey is a platform for finding a MENTOR, a MENTEE, or a NETWORKING PAIR and to establish and follow-up a mentoring relationship. The Odyssey Project is an initiative of Toastmasters members. It started in 2019 in District 108. There is no fee to take part in the program and it is only for Toastmasters. The registration is continuous, and a new round starts every month.
    Odyssey is a platform for finding a MENTOR, a MENTEE, or a NETWORKING PAIR and to establish and follow-up a mentoring relationship. The Odyssey Project is an initiative of Toastmasters members. It started in 2019 in District 108. There is no fee to take part in the program and it is only for Toastmasters. The registration is continuous, and a new round starts every month. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, mentoring

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  • Publisher: The Sport of Speech
    2022-05-10

    The Sport of Speech

    Steve Evans is the founder and current President of Silicon Speech. He started his career as a Rock & Roll disk jokey, he then became the national sell-a-thon host for Showtime Networks and later moved into sales and marketing. He offers one-on one coaching and shares his insights on his website.
    Steve Evans is the founder and current President of Silicon Speech. He started his career as a Rock & Roll disk jokey, he then became the national sell-a-thon host for Showtime Networks and later moved into sales and marketing. He offers one-on one coaching and shares his insights on his website. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, silicon speech member

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  • Publisher: Joy of Leadership
    2022-05-10

    Joy of Leadership

    Shar McBee is a member of Silicon Speech, an international public speaker who teaches leadership development sharing her lessons learned from managing 500 people and her career as a broadcast journalist.
    Shar McBee is a member of Silicon Speech, an international public speaker who teaches leadership development sharing her lessons learned from managing 500 people and her career as a broadcast journalist. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, silicon speech member

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2020-08-31

    Impromptu Speech Tips: Speaking Without Any Preparation

    I like this speaker. His opening is great, see how he engages people. He then offers some tips on how to start and conduct your speech. What is important is to have a frame work so you can quickly feel comfortable and speak off the cuff.
    I like this speaker. His opening is great, see how he engages people. He then offers some tips on how to start and conduct your speech. What is important is to have a frame work so you can quickly feel comfortable and speak off the cuff. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, impromptu speaking

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2020-07-07

    5 Speaking Tips to Avoid Filler Words During (Virtual) Presentations

    During the toastmaster session, we are conscious of filler words and keep track of them as we describe them. Riaz discusses how to become aware of when you use filler words. He dwells on hot spots that encourage fillers and methods for eliminating them. Yoodli is an excellent tool to practice your speech with, as it tracks your filler phrases as well as more. Look for it in our resource library.
    During the toastmaster session, we are conscious of filler words and keep track of them as we describe them. Riaz discusses how to become aware of when you use filler words. He dwells on hot spots that encourage fillers and methods for eliminating them. Yoodli is an excellent tool to practice your speech with, as it tracks your filler phrases as well as more. Look for it in our resource library. Share Button

    Tags: coaching

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2019-10-29

    Telling Stories with Data in 3 Steps (Quick Study)

    Setup, conflict, resolution. This is the structure of every story ever told. Learn some examples and how you can use your data and charts using this structure to tell your stories. Useful for your business presentations.
    Setup, conflict, resolution. This is the structure of every story ever told. Learn some examples and how you can use your data and charts using this structure to tell your stories. Useful for your business presentations. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, storytelling

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2019-08-19

    4 Tips To Improve Your Public Speaking

    Make it about them. We hear often to make the speech about the audience. This is one of the best explanations I have heard to put this advise in perspective. Understand what it means to give, and how you need to present yourself to show up as a giver!
    Make it about them. We hear often to make the speech about the audience. This is one of the best explanations I have heard to put this advise in perspective. Understand what it means to give, and how you need to present yourself to show up as a giver! Share Button

    Tags: coaching, giving attitude

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2019-08-15

    10 great tips on how to open a speech

    This short video offers specific language on how to open your speeches, and what not to say. There is certainly a common theme among all our videos on the topic of great openings, and this one offers some new language we can use.
    This short video offers specific language on how to open your speeches, and what not to say. There is certainly a common theme among all our videos on the topic of great openings, and this one offers some new language we can use. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, great opening

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2019-03-03

    Impromptu Speaking Techniques: How to speak without any preparations

    Sean offers valuable tips about how to put yourself in a mindset so you can feel at ease. I really like the advice to not try to say too much, less is more. He also recommends to engage people and tell personal stories that you can relate to.
    Sean offers valuable tips about how to put yourself in a mindset so you can feel at ease. I really like the advice to not try to say too much, less is more. He also recommends to engage people and tell personal stories that you can relate to. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, impromptu speaking

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2018-02-12

    Public Speaking for Beginners

    Do's and don'ts for beginners. Great pointers for what you need to focus on to develop the right skills for your public speaking. The advice is common sense, but you need to hear it to remember it!
    Do's and don'ts for beginners. Great pointers for what you need to focus on to develop the right skills for your public speaking. The advice is common sense, but you need to hear it to remember it! Share Button

    Tags: coaching, speech preparation

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2017-11-15

    Stephen Curry Teaches Shooting, Ball-Handling, and Scoring

    Stephen Curry teaches the shooting, ball-handling, and scoring techniques that have made him a two-time MVP. This master class is relevant to anyone who wants to perfect any art! Speech making takes practice, awareness and mindfulness. Some great advice in this short clip.
    Stephen Curry teaches the shooting, ball-handling, and scoring techniques that have made him a two-time MVP. This master class is relevant to anyone who wants to perfect any art! Speech making takes practice, awareness and mindfulness. Some great advice in this short clip. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, practice

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2013-10-26

    The Importance Of Being Inauthentic

    Body language expert and keynote speaker, Mark Bowden gives his TEDx Toronto talk on authenticity. In this entertaining speech, he challenges the audience to be less authentic in order to connect with more people.
    Body language expert and keynote speaker, Mark Bowden gives his TEDx Toronto talk on authenticity. In this entertaining speech, he challenges the audience to be less authentic in order to connect with more people. Share Button

    Tags: coaching, body language

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