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  • How dirty debaters win against better opponents
    Publisher: Big Think

    How dirty debaters win against better opponents

    A debate is a form of extemporaneous speech. Table topics are an exercise in reacting to questions we may not be prepared for. Here is an overview of what he talks about. - The speaker reflects on the 2016 presidential election debates and how they...
    A debate is a form of extemporaneous speech. Table topics are an exercise in reacting to questions we may not be prepared for. Here is an overview of what he talks about. - The speaker reflects on the 2016 presidential election debates and how they...

    Tags: table topics, debates

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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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  • The Power of Words' Mohammed Qahtani - 2015 Champion
    Publisher: Confident Presenting

    The Power of Words' Mohammed Qahtani - 2015 Champion

    Great way to engage the audience with an action. Great opening, pauses and humor to engage the audience and convey a message.
    Great way to engage the audience with an action. Great opening, pauses and humor to engage the audience and convey a message.

    Tags: toastmaster champions

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  • Toastmaster script
    Publisher: Frantically Speaking

    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...
    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...

    Tags: toastmaster roles, toastmaster, script, theme

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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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  • 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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  • How to pitch to a VC
    Publisher: TED Talk

    How to pitch to a VC

    Some valuable pointers for how to pitch to Venture Capital. David says the 3 most important things you need to convey are integrity, passion and experience. After you convey these important points then you need to show knowledge, skill and leadership...
    Some valuable pointers for how to pitch to Venture Capital. David says the 3 most important things you need to convey are integrity, passion and experience. After you convey these important points then you need to show knowledge, skill and leadership...

    Tags: venture capital, pitching

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to avoid death By PowerPoint
    Publisher: TEDxStockholmSalon

    How to avoid death By PowerPoint

    Speaker questions why bad PowerPoints are accepted and offers a solution. Personal passion for presentation skills and the brain. Poorly designed PowerPoints are a waste of time and hinder our intelligence as human beings. - Why do we continue to...
    Speaker questions why bad PowerPoints are accepted and offers a solution. Personal passion for presentation skills and the brain. Poorly designed PowerPoints are a waste of time and hinder our intelligence as human beings. - Why do we continue to...

    Tags: powerpoint, presentations

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  • The Moth - The Art and Craft of Storytelling
    Publisher: The Moth

    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...
    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...

    Tags: storytelling, community, workshops

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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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  • Best Practices for Virtual Event Hosts
    Publisher: Toastmasters

    Best Practices for Virtual Event Hosts

    This is a wonderful collection of ideas for hosting a virtual event. Many people are utilizing webinars to effectively market their businesses. Learn how to plan for these virtual events so you can get your users involved and other things you need to...
    This is a wonderful collection of ideas for hosting a virtual event. Many people are utilizing webinars to effectively market their businesses. Learn how to plan for these virtual events so you can get your users involved and other things you need to...

    Tags: virtual events

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  • The Presidents Role
    Publisher: Toastmasters

    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.

    Tags: toastmaster roles, president

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  • Toastmasters International
    Publisher: Toastmasters

    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.

    Tags: toastmasters international

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  • Giving An Evaluation That's Worth A Darn
    Publisher: Toastmasters

    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 champio...
    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 champio...

    Tags: evaluations, toastmaster roles

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  • Club Officer Tools for Toastmasters International
    Publisher: Toastmasters

    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 ...
    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 ...

    Tags: toastmaster roles, toastmasters international

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  • Pathways learning experience
    Publisher: Toastmasters

    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. 

    Tags: speech tool, pathways

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  • Yoodli - AI Speaking Coach
    Publisher: Yoodli.ai

    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

    Tags: speech tool

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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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  • 2016 World Champion of Public Speaking, Darren Tay Wen Jie
    Publisher: YouTube

    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.

    Tags: toastmaster champions

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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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  • I see Something
    Publisher: YouTube

    I see Something

    Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, World Champion of Public Speaking in 2014.  His winning speech is an excellent example of how to use props and call backs.  The speech is also a great example of the power of the techniques we learn in Toastmasters; pausi...
    Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, World Champion of Public Speaking in 2014.  His winning speech is an excellent example of how to use props and call backs.  The speech is also a great example of the power of the techniques we learn in Toastmasters; pausi...

    Tags: toastmaster champions

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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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