A Memorable Memorial Service thanks to Toastmasters

Memorable-Memorial-service

I recently participated in a memorial service for a fellow Toastmaster. Remembering Dick Churchill The gentleman who passed on November 18, 2016, is Richard (Dick) Churchill.  He was a member of Toastmasters for close to 50 years.*   He even met the founder … Continue reading

Avoid Computer Updates While Presenting

image of a computer screen updating

Scheduling when updates occur will avoid disruptive computer updates while presenting. I have a page on this site devoted to “J” – for “JAMS. “   It explains common things that can occur while doing a presentation and offers suggestions … Continue reading

Importance of Storytelling for Persuasive Speaking

Storytelling in Public Speaking

Last night I attended an evaluation contest and appreciated the emphasis placed on storytelling for persuasive speaking Toastmasters Evaluations One of the hallmarks of the Toastmasters program is evaluations. Each speaker in a club receives feedback, both written and oral, after delivering a … Continue reading

Public Speaking Anxiety

Public Speaking Anxiety, or Glossophobia, as it is scientifically referred to is the number one fear in the USA. Glōssa, means tongue, and phobos, fear or dread. Scared tongue!   It isn’t your tongue that is scared, it is usually manifested … Continue reading

Hand Gestures when Speaking

Hands are an important part of body language when speaking. In his book titled, Nonverbal Communication,  the leading Californian researcher Albert Mehrabian claims facial expressions are almost eight times as powerful as the words used. That words only count for … Continue reading

Face the Fear of Public Speaking

Make this year, the year you face the fear of public speaking. Fear, Public Speaking. It is debilitating and a significant reason to not move forward in careers and business. Overcoming it can be easy. Imagine yourself knowing that you never … Continue reading

Challenges with PowerPoint

As the President of the Toastmasters District 52 Golden Gavel Club and Chairman of the Speakers Bureau, I see lots of challenges when it comes to PowerPoint. Rather than enhancing one’s talk, it injures it! In Toastmasters, many Districts have … Continue reading

Quotes About Public Speaking – George Jessel

George Jessel Quote

Quotes about public speaking – George Jessel – THE master of ceremonies   If you don’t strike oil in three minutes, stop boring. – George Jessel  According to Wikipedia: George Jessel: “…was an American illustrated song “model,” actor, singer, songwriter, … Continue reading

Doing a Roast about a Person – A Unique Tribute

Roast and Boast – a unique way to pay tribute to a special leader, employer, employee, relative or friend – if done correctly.   Roast and Boasts Claim to Fame I think the roast and boast was raised to fame by the … Continue reading

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    Photographs for your presentations