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The Art of Speaking

Primal fear of rejection

Mar 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Glenn Croston Surveys about our fears commonly show fear of public speaking at the top of the list. Our fear of standing up in front of a group and talking...

Life lessons from a master

Mar 4, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Ross Freake Dana wants to talk like Ted — except for the Irish accent. Dana Nease had been a Toastmaster for 10 days when she met Ted Corcoran, former...

Talking tips from Ted

Feb 4, 2017 / 6:00 am

By Ros Hansen “People have learned to talk. They have not learned to communicate. That’s why Toastmasters is so important.” It’s Ted...

Best bang for your buck

Jan 28, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Scott Young Of all the organizations I’ve joined, Toastmasters has had the greatest positive impact on my life. The benefits of membership extend far...

Tough decision changes life

Jan 21, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Sandy Magee For over 20 years, I vowed I would face my debilitating fear of public speaking. Conveniently, I always had a great excuse for not following...

Resolve to listen better

Jan 11, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Resolve to be a better communicator in 2017 By Alan Warburton When considering New Year’s resolutions, getting over the fear of public speaking often...

Glossophobia can be beaten

Dec 31, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Want to overcome your chronic glossophobia? Toastmasters can show you how. Many people afraid of public speaking - glossophobia - never confront that demon...

Tips on talking

Dec 24, 2016 / 11:00 am

Making like a boy scout is a good way to get ready for those talks you want to avoid. Preparing for a speech is one of the best ways to ensure you give an...

Learn how to breathe

Dec 19, 2016 / 8:00 am

How do you breathe? Unless you’ve had voice lessons or athletic training, most likely your breathing is shallow, misdirected, and lacking in control. ...

You can learn to talk

Nov 26, 2016 / 8:25 pm

By Ross Freake For many people, death is not the No. 1 fear (it’s No. 5), public speaking is. Something as simple as standing in front of a group and...

Master of the show

Oct 29, 2016 / 11:00 am

By Rae Stonehouse Being an effective emcee is an art. Much of what happens at an award-presentation ceremony is done behind the scenes before the spotlight...

Mastering the introduction

Oct 22, 2016 / 3:00 pm

By Rae Stonehouse Have you ever heard this said? “Our next speaker needs no introduction …” Well, if that’s true mister/madam emcee,...

Take Churchill's advice

Oct 13, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Decline of public speaking makes us so much poorer By Geoff Johnson If we learn anything useful from the news these days, it is that history has proven Winston...

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