Some people have voices that carry naturally to all corners of the room. Others need training and practice.
This post is all about the technique of finding your voice, and will not go into any psychological aspects of “finding your voice”. I am not qualified to provide information in this regard. So, to the techniques…
Continue reading A to Z Challenge: V is for Voice and Vocal Variety
Unassuming: modest, not arrogant or presumptuous, humble, unpretentious...
One of the most important pieces of homework a speaker has to do is to know who their audience is, even to the extent of knowing who is going to be in the audience (journalists, other experts, your peers…).
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A TED Talk is 18 minutes long. Whether you are Bono, Bill Gates or Bill Clinton – no more, no less.
A Toastmaster speech is generally 5 to 7 minutes long.
How long can I listen to a speech or presentation before zoning out? Not more than 18 minutes…and it had better be good!
Continue reading A to Z Challenge: T is for Time
A well structured speech or presentation is a pleasure to listen to. It must be easily followed by the audience. One that has no structure is confusing, lacks impact and can lose you the audience.
Continue reading A to Z Challenge: S is for Structure
The “Rule of Threes” or “Triads” as the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual calls them add power, punch and persuasion to your speech or presentation.
Continue reading A to Z Challenge: R is for Rule of Threes