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A to Z Challenge: T is for Time

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!

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A to Z Challenge: K is for Knowledge

Merriam-Webster’s definition of knowledge includes:

  1. the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gains through experience or association
  2. acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art or technique
  3. the fact or condition of being aware of something (2): the range of one’s information or understanding
  4. the sum of what is known: the body of truth, information, and principles acquired by humankind

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A to Z Challenge: J is for Jokes

Jokes are serious business. So serious that comedians often get other people to write their material for them. No one can be funny all of the time. Famous funny people also make a lot of money from their comedy – it is serious business indeed.

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A to Z Challenge: I is for Industry Presentations

I have been doing presentations at work for a long time and I thought that I was awesome at it. Until I did a dry-run of a presentation to a group of Toastmasters a few years back. This has been the best advice I ever got around this topic.

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