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  • 10 great tips on how to open a speech
    Publisher: YouTube

    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.

    Tags: coaching, great opening

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  • 4 Tips To Improve Your Public Speaking
    Publisher: YouTube

    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...

    Tags: coaching, giving attitude

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  • 5 Speaking Tips to Avoid Filler Words During (Virtual) Presentations
    Publisher: YouTube

    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 th...
    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 th...

    Tags: coaching

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  • Impromptu Speaking Techniques: How to speak without any preparations
    Publisher: YouTube

    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.

    Tags: coaching, impromptu speaking

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  • Impromptu Speech Tips: Speaking Without Any Preparation
    Publisher: YouTube

    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. 

    Tags: coaching, impromptu speaking

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  • Joy of Leadership
    Publisher: Joy of Leadership

    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.

    Tags: coaching, silicon speech member

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  • Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators
    Publisher: TEDx Talks

    Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators

    In this talk Nancy emphasizes the power of ideas to change the world and how communication is key to making it happen. She notes that stories are the most effective way to convey ideas, as they create a physical reaction in the listener. She studied ...
    In this talk Nancy emphasizes the power of ideas to change the world and how communication is key to making it happen. She notes that stories are the most effective way to convey ideas, as they create a physical reaction in the listener. She studied ...

    Tags: great speeches, mentoring, coaching

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  • Odyssey Project - mentoring and networking
    Publisher: odyssey

    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 ...
    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 ...

    Tags: mentoring, coaching

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  • Public Speaking for Beginners
    Publisher: YouTube

    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!

    Tags: coaching, speech preparation

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  • Speaking Up Without Freaking Out
    Publisher: YouTube

    Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

    The speaker explains that anxiety is hardwired in us based on evolution as we are wired to be concerned about our relative status to others. He shares techniques to manage the physiological and cognitive symptoms of anxiety when communicating in high...
    The speaker explains that anxiety is hardwired in us based on evolution as we are wired to be concerned about our relative status to others. He shares techniques to manage the physiological and cognitive symptoms of anxiety when communicating in high...

    Tags: coaching, anxiety

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  • Stephen Curry Teaches Shooting, Ball-Handling, and Scoring
    Publisher: YouTube

    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 adv...
    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 adv...

    Tags: coaching, practice

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  • Telling Stories with Data in 3 Steps (Quick Study)
    Publisher: YouTube

    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.

    Tags: coaching, storytelling

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  • The Importance Of Being Inauthentic
    Publisher: YouTube

    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.

    Tags: coaching, body language

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  • The secret structure of great talks
    Publisher: TED Talk

    The secret structure of great talks

    From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerfu...
    From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerfu...

    Tags: coaching

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  • The Sport of Speech
    Publisher: The Sport of Speech

    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 ...
    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 ...

    Tags: coaching

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