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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2009-11-15

    Watch how Richard Feynman opens his talk on the Distinction of Past and Future

    One of the most difficult task in speech making is the beginning. How do you set the context and draw the listener in. This talk by Richard Feynman on The Distinction of Past and Future is a great example of a great opening, where he starts with facts to get the audience attention.
    One of the most difficult task in speech making is the beginning. How do you set the context and draw the listener in. This talk by Richard Feynman on The Distinction of Past and Future is a great example of a great opening, where he starts with facts to get the audience attention. Share Button

    Tags: great opening, opening with facts

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2012-03-10

    6 Public Speaking Tips to Hook Any Audience

    You must captivate their attention first! A great example of how to engage an audience. See how to use props and incredible timing to capture the audience attention, and interaction to hook your audience.
    You must captivate their attention first! A great example of how to engage an audience. See how to use props and incredible timing to capture the audience attention, and interaction to hook your audience. Share Button

    Tags: great opening, audience interaction

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2012-03-10

    How to Start a Speech

    What are the first words you should say in a speech and what are the last words you should say in a speech. The speaker starts with examples on how not to start a speech and explains there are only 3 ways to start a speech. This video has over 15 million views, and offers an important lesson about leadership.
    What are the first words you should say in a speech and what are the last words you should say in a speech. The speaker starts with examples on how not to start a speech and explains there are only 3 ways to start a speech. This video has over 15 million views, and offers an important lesson about leadership. Share Button

    Tags: great opening

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2012-09-30

    Your body language may shape who you are

    Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist talks about nonverbal expression of power and dominance. In this talk she talks about body language as it relates to projecting power and the importance of body language in effecting your mind!
    Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist talks about nonverbal expression of power and dominance. In this talk she talks about body language as it relates to projecting power and the importance of body language in effecting your mind! Share Button

    Tags: body language, mindfullness, communication

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2012-12-19

    Jerry Seinfeld Interview: How to Write a Joke

    Jerry Seinfeld describes the anatomy of his Pop-Tart joke, still a work in progress, and shows his longhand writing process.
    Jerry Seinfeld describes the anatomy of his Pop-Tart joke, still a work in progress, and shows his longhand writing process. Share Button

    Tags: speech preparation, jokes

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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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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2014-02-11

    How to perform the role of Table Topics Master

    Learn about the role of the Table Topic Master in a toastmaster meeting. The speaker has recommendations for both the Table Topic Master as well as your purpose as a speaker in this section of your meeting. He breaks down the objectives into 10 useful steps you can follow.
    Learn about the role of the Table Topic Master in a toastmaster meeting. The speaker has recommendations for both the Table Topic Master as well as your purpose as a speaker in this section of your meeting. He breaks down the objectives into 10 useful steps you can follow. Share Button

    Tags: toastmaster roles, table topic master

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2015-05-25

    Affinity Mapping

    Learn how to organize your ideas when preparing a speech. Affinity mapping is a type of curation of your best thoughts to help you organize what you want to say and how you want to say it.
    Learn how to organize your ideas when preparing a speech. Affinity mapping is a type of curation of your best thoughts to help you organize what you want to say and how you want to say it. Share Button

    Tags: speech preparation

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  • Publisher: Toastmasters
    2016-08-21

    2016 World Champion of Public Speaking, Darren Tay Wen Jie

    A great example of a great opening. He engages the audience by using a prop, then making a statement and then getting into his story.
    A great example of a great opening. He engages the audience by using a prop, then making a statement and then getting into his story. Share Button

    Tags: great opening

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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
    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
    2018-02-20

    How to Give a Great Speech Evaluation in Toastmasters

    Evaluation is a performance. See how you can deliver better evaluations and speak to the entire room. Did you know that there is a Toastmaster evaluation competition. Every section of a Toastmaster meeting is an opportunity to improve your speech making.
    Evaluation is a performance. See how you can deliver better evaluations and speak to the entire room. Did you know that there is a Toastmaster evaluation competition. Every section of a Toastmaster meeting is an opportunity to improve your speech making. Share Button

    Tags: evaluations, toastmaster roles

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2018-05-24

    How to Prepare for a Job Interview

    Recent college graduate Victoria McQuarrie spent a lot of time writing papers for classes, and not enough time learning interview skills. She offers some valuable tips to help you prepare for an interview.
    Recent college graduate Victoria McQuarrie spent a lot of time writing papers for classes, and not enough time learning interview skills. She offers some valuable tips to help you prepare for an interview. Share Button

    Tags: interview

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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
    2019-03-04

    Tips on how to give a great speech evaluation

    A great breakdown on the role of an evaluator in a toastmaster program. Remember that your first objective in your Toastmaster program is to develop your own skills, and help other. Love how Toby breaks down this discipline to help you develop a strategy for giving a great evaluation.
    A great breakdown on the role of an evaluator in a toastmaster program. Remember that your first objective in your Toastmaster program is to develop your own skills, and help other. Love how Toby breaks down this discipline to help you develop a strategy for giving a great evaluation. Share Button

    Tags: evaluations, toastmaster roles

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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
    2019-08-19

    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: Infy Toastmasters Banglore
    2019-09-17

    How to do a General evaluator role

    Learn about the goal of a general evaluator role for improving your public speaking and leadership skills. The speaker shares 3 concrete objectives you need to work on for this role.
    Learn about the goal of a general evaluator role for improving your public speaking and leadership skills. The speaker shares 3 concrete objectives you need to work on for this role. Share Button

    Tags: general evaluator, toastmaster roles

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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
    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
    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
    2020-10-27

    How to take on the GRAMMARIAN Role at a TOASTMASTERS Meeting

    A great overview of the Grammarian role for toastmasters. Learn how to choose the word of the day and communicate that with your Toastmaster club during the meeting. You will also learn what to listen to, so you can deliver a good report at the end of the meeting, like offering suggestions to members.
    A great overview of the Grammarian role for toastmasters. Learn how to choose the word of the day and communicate that with your Toastmaster club during the meeting. You will also learn what to listen to, so you can deliver a good report at the end of the meeting, like offering suggestions to members. Share Button

    Tags: toastmaster roles, grammarian role

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2021-05-24

    General Evaluator at Toastmasters: ACE the Role with these Tips

    Really comprehensive tips on how to prepare for your role prior to the meeting, what a general evaluator does, how to give compliments, and who all to evaluate. The video itself is also a great example of how to open your speech.
    Really comprehensive tips on how to prepare for your role prior to the meeting, what a general evaluator does, how to give compliments, and who all to evaluate. The video itself is also a great example of how to open your speech. Share Button

    Tags: general evaluator, evaluations, great opening

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2021-10-19

    Taking on the TOASTMASTER Role at a TOASTMASTERS Meeting

    This is a great introduction to doing the Toastmaster role correctly. Toastmaster role is a leadership role and as a Toastmaster you are responsible to set the tone of the meeting and do your homework. Learn how to prepare and conduct the Toastmaster role.
    This is a great introduction to doing the Toastmaster role correctly. Toastmaster role is a leadership role and as a Toastmaster you are responsible to set the tone of the meeting and do your homework. Learn how to prepare and conduct the Toastmaster role. Share Button

    Tags: toastmaster roles, toastmaster

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  • Publisher: Toastmasters
    2022-05-09

    Toastmasters International

    This is the main Toastmaster site with links to resources, online store and links to pathways the online education program that will guide you through your Toastmasters journey.
    This is the main Toastmaster site with links to resources, online store and links to pathways the online education program that will guide you through your Toastmasters journey. Share Button

    Tags: toastmasters international

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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: Yoodli.ai
    2022-05-10

    Yoodli - AI Speaking Coach

    Yoodli is an AI powered communications coach to help you ace your next presentation. It gives you realtime analytics on your visual, verbal, and vocal delivery
    Yoodli is an AI powered communications coach to help you ace your next presentation. It gives you realtime analytics on your visual, verbal, and vocal delivery Share Button

    Tags: speech tool

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  • Publisher: Toastmasters
    2022-05-10

    Pathways learning experience

    Toastmasters has designed the pathways guideline to help members develop their communication leadership skills by offering ideas on speeches and areas of focus to help members build unique competencies.
    Toastmasters has designed the pathways guideline to help members develop their communication leadership skills by offering ideas on speeches and areas of focus to help members build unique competencies. Share Button

    Tags: speech tool, pathways

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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: The Moth
    2022-05-10

    The Moth - The Art and Craft of Storytelling

    The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. This is a great site to listen and learn from some master storytellers. Use this site as an inspiration to model your speeches.
    The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. This is a great site to listen and learn from some master storytellers. Use this site as an inspiration to model your speeches. Share Button

    Tags: storytelling, community, workshops

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  • Publisher: LinkedIn
    2022-05-25

    A starbuck story

    The opening to this speech is a variation of once upon a time! Pay attention to how he draws you in and makes you want to listen. Great example of story telling and leaving the listener with a life lesson to ponder! Be kind it resonates!
    The opening to this speech is a variation of once upon a time! Pay attention to how he draws you in and makes you want to listen. Great example of story telling and leaving the listener with a life lesson to ponder! Be kind it resonates! Share Button

    Tags: great speeches, great opening

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2022-06-15

    General Evaluator of a Toastmasters Meeting

    A discussion of the role of the general evaluator of a toastmaster meeting. The speaker is actually evaluating the meeting while discussing the role. Make it fun.
    A discussion of the role of the general evaluator of a toastmaster meeting. The speaker is actually evaluating the meeting while discussing the role. Make it fun. Share Button

    Tags: general evaluator, evaluations

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  • Publisher: Toastmasters
    2022-06-29

    Club Officer Tools for Toastmasters International

    A club officer has a very important role within Toastmasters International. The success of a club and its members depend on how well you and your fellow club officers execute your responsibilities. This page offers access to the roles, tutorials and other material you may need to perform your roles.
    A club officer has a very important role within Toastmasters International. The success of a club and its members depend on how well you and your fellow club officers execute your responsibilities. This page offers access to the roles, tutorials and other material you may need to perform your roles. Share Button

    Tags: toastmaster roles, toastmasters international

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  • Publisher: Toastmasters
    2022-06-29

    The Presidents Role

    A video tutorial of the Presidents role and responsibility in toastmasters. Click through the video to learn about your role and responsibilities as a Toastmaster club president.
    A video tutorial of the Presidents role and responsibility in toastmasters. Click through the video to learn about your role and responsibilities as a Toastmaster club president. Share Button

    Tags: toastmaster roles, president

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  • Publisher: Toastmasters
    2022-06-29

    World Championship of Public Speaking 2021

    The speech of the 2021 Toastmaster champion. She opens her speech with the once upon a time theme.
    The speech of the 2021 Toastmaster champion. She opens her speech with the once upon a time theme. Share Button

    Tags: toastmaster champions, once upon a time

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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: Kmozart
    2022-07-27

    The Joy of Leadership Podcast with Shar McBee

    A great example of public speaking by our own Shar McBee. Listen to how Shar engages with her guest and gets them to share their stories and leadership advice.
    A great example of public speaking by our own Shar McBee. Listen to how Shar engages with her guest and gets them to share their stories and leadership advice. Share Button

    Tags: podcasts

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  • Publisher: Toastmasters
    2022-07-29

    Giving An Evaluation That's Worth A Darn

    I really like how Chris breaks down the evaluation process. He has great tips on how to take notes and organize your evaluation. He says he looks for 3 things, opening, speech organization and speech mechanics. Chris was a district evaluation champion back in 2006.
    I really like how Chris breaks down the evaluation process. He has great tips on how to take notes and organize your evaluation. He says he looks for 3 things, opening, speech organization and speech mechanics. Chris was a district evaluation champion back in 2006. Share Button

    Tags: evaluations, toastmaster roles

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  • Publisher: Frantically Speaking
    2022-07-29

    Toastmaster script

    This is a toastmaster script to help walk you through the toastmaster duties and role. It also gives a great example of how you as a toastmaster can introduce a theme for the meeting and use that theme to engage the speakers before they deliver their speech
    This is a toastmaster script to help walk you through the toastmaster duties and role. It also gives a great example of how you as a toastmaster can introduce a theme for the meeting and use that theme to engage the speakers before they deliver their speech Share Button

    Tags: toastmaster roles, toastmaster, script, theme

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  • Publisher: YouTube
    2022-08-20

    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 speech. A great example of how less is more!
    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 speech. A great example of how less is more! Share Button

    Tags: great speeches, toastmaster champions

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  • Publisher: TED Talk
    2022-09-20

    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 especially public speaker who need to think about their audience and the power of their language
    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 especially public speaker who need to think about their audience and the power of their language Share Button

    Tags: great speeches, language

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