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  • 2022 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking: Cyril Junior Dim
    Publisher: YouTube

    2022 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking: Cyril Junior Dim

    This speech by Cyril Junior Dim – won the 2022 Toastmasters competition. Pay attention to the opening, as he uses a pause to focus the energy. I also like how he sets up the entire speech to make one point which comes right in the middle of the spe...
    This speech by Cyril Junior Dim – won the 2022 Toastmasters competition. Pay attention to the opening, as he uses a pause to focus the energy. I also like how he sets up the entire speech to make one point which comes right in the middle of the spe...

    Tags: toastmaster champions, great speeches

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  • Brutally Honest Advice From Steve Jobs
    Publisher: YouTube

    Brutally Honest Advice From Steve Jobs

    Notice how he acknowledges the audience and gets them involved. He uses humor then tells them he will share 3 stories. Stories are the most effective way to make a point, get people to relate.
    Notice how he acknowledges the audience and gets them involved. He uses humor then tells them he will share 3 stories. Stories are the most effective way to make a point, get people to relate.

    Tags: great speeches

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  • Have You Been There? - Jocelyn Tyson 2023 Toastmaster Champion
    Publisher: YouTube

    Have You Been There? - Jocelyn Tyson 2023 Toastmaster Champion

    Jocelyn Tyson, from District 38, Region 7, won with a speech titled, "Have You Been There?". The opening uses the "Once Upon a Time theme" - She uses humor to deliver a memorable message. What I like most is her energy! Remember that your energy is w...
    Jocelyn Tyson, from District 38, Region 7, won with a speech titled, "Have You Been There?". The opening uses the "Once Upon a Time theme" - She uses humor to deliver a memorable message. What I like most is her energy! Remember that your energy is w...

    Tags: toastmaster champions, great speeches

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  • How language shapes the way we think
    Publisher: TED Talk

    How language shapes the way we think

    As a public speaker we are thought to think about the audience. This talk is about the importance of language and how different people perceive the world around them differently because of the language they use. Important factor for anyone, but espec...
    As a public speaker we are thought to think about the audience. This talk is about the importance of language and how different people perceive the world around them differently because of the language they use. Important factor for anyone, but espec...

    Tags: great speeches, language

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  • Kevin McCue's 1st Place Evaluation Speech
    Publisher: youphilms

    Kevin McCue's 1st Place Evaluation Speech

    A great video to study how a good evaluation speech works. Look at the recommendations we have in this library for delivering an effective evaluation, then look at this speech and see how the speaker starts with what he liked about the speech right a...
    A great video to study how a good evaluation speech works. Look at the recommendations we have in this library for delivering an effective evaluation, then look at this speech and see how the speaker starts with what he liked about the speech right a...

    Tags: great speeches, evaluations

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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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  • President Kennedy's Speech at Rice University
    Publisher: YouTube

    President Kennedy's Speech at Rice University

    President John F. Kennedy delivers a speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas on September 12, 1962. A great example of an inspirational speech. President Kennedy uses facts and figures and history to set the context for his speech. He discusses...
    President John F. Kennedy delivers a speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas on September 12, 1962. A great example of an inspirational speech. President Kennedy uses facts and figures and history to set the context for his speech. He discusses...

    Tags: great speeches

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  • President Obama Makes Historic Speech to America's Students
    Publisher: Boston English Cenre

    President Obama Makes Historic Speech to America's Students

    Pay attention to the structure of the speech. I like how he starts his speech by including everyone, When you get people to cheer for the occasion, they are included. Notice how the speech is including the audience and constantly addressing them.
    Pay attention to the structure of the speech. I like how he starts his speech by including everyone, When you get people to cheer for the occasion, they are included. Notice how the speech is including the audience and constantly addressing them.

    Tags: great speeches

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  • Richard Burton Speech to Frank Sinatra 1983 - Mr Anonymous
    Publisher: YouTube

    Richard Burton Speech to Frank Sinatra 1983 - Mr Anonymous

    What a powerful speech. The opening, the cadence and the language used in this speech is a master piece we should all strive for. I think we may need theatrical and Shakespearian training to achieve this.
    What a powerful speech. The opening, the cadence and the language used in this speech is a master piece we should all strive for. I think we may need theatrical and Shakespearian training to achieve this.

    Tags: great speeches

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