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The Art of Speaking

Getting comfortable with video

Getting comfortable with video

Sep 19, 2022 / 11:00 am

Have you been thinking you should produce more video content, but you hate watching recordings of yourself? Whether the process feels uncomfortable, or you...

How to avoid stage fright when public speaking

How to avoid stage fright when public speaking

Aug 22, 2022 / 11:00 am

It's one of the worst feelings in the world: You step on stage in front of an audience… and you freeze. Has this ever happened to you? Perhaps...

The importance of practising public speaking

The importance of practising public speaking

Jul 25, 2022 / 11:00 am

I have a confession. I write a lot of columns and produce a lot of video content about Toastmasters and the importance of practising public speaking, however,...

How to conduct a podcast interview

How to conduct a podcast interview

Jun 27, 2022 / 11:00 am

Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast or interview series? Or perhaps you’ve been asked to moderate a panel discussion at an event or...

How to build a great speech

How to build a great speech

May 2, 2022 / 11:00 am

Whether you’ve been asked to speak at your friend’s or a family member’s wedding, or you need to deliver a top-notch presentation in front of...

The importance of vocal variety in public speaking

The importance of vocal variety in public speaking

Apr 4, 2022 / 11:00 am

Vocal variety, which is the ability to change the volume and tone of your speech to emphasize certain words or sentences, is the underdog of public speaking...

How to be a great podcast interview guest

How to be a great podcast interview guest

Mar 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

Have you ever been asked to be interviewed on a podcast, radio program or YouTube series? If so, congratulations! It’s clear whoever asked believes you...

You can say a lot, without uttering a word

You can say a lot, without uttering a word

Feb 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

55, 38 and 7. According to Albert Mehrabian’s research in the 1960s, these numbers represent the percentages of how a message is interpreted by somebody...

How to emcee a wedding reception the right way

How to emcee a wedding reception the right way

Jan 10, 2022 / 11:00 am

Embed Code: Just over a year ago, I launched a YouTube channel and started creating video content to help people become more impactful communicators. Some of...

What to expect at your first Toastmasters meeting

What to expect at your first Toastmasters meeting

Dec 13, 2021 / 11:00 am

Embed Code: So. you’re thinking about joining Toastmasters to brush up on your public speaking skills, but you have no idea what to expect? Don’t...

Using your LinkedIn account to post more than just an online resume

Using your LinkedIn account to post more than just an online resume

Nov 15, 2021 / 11:00 am

The catchy slogan “set it and forget it” was coined decades ago by infomercial star, Ron Popeil. While the phrase was used to describe the Ronco...

Why it's a good idea to start your own podcast

Why it's a good idea to start your own podcast

Oct 18, 2021 / 11:00 am

Why on Earth should you consider launching a podcast for yourself or your business? I was on a flight from Kelowna to Toronto four years ago, and halfway...

Three things to do before speaking in public

Three things to do before speaking in public

Sep 20, 2021 / 11:00 am

Glossophobia — better known as the fear of public speaking — is a condition that is believed to affect approximately 75 per cent of the population....

Can you make a lasting impression in a few seconds?

Can you make a lasting impression in a few seconds?

Sep 2, 2021 / 6:00 am

An effective elevator speech is a bantam biography you can use to intrigue a listener in the 20 to 30 seconds it takes to ride several floors on an elevator....

How to deliver a Powerpoint presentation that isn't boring

How to deliver a Powerpoint presentation that isn't boring

Aug 19, 2021 / 6:00 am

By Wade Paterson Many business-related presentations leverage visual aids — such as Powerpoint slides — as supplemental content to enhance the...

Journaling to excellence

Journaling to excellence

Aug 5, 2021 / 6:00 am

By Caren S. Neile What do grunge rocker Courtney Love, the late South African President Nelson Mandela, and explorer Marco Polo have in common? You may be...

Communicate like a leader

Communicate like a leader

Jul 26, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Wade Paterson There’s a famous Voltaire quote you’ve likely heard at some point in your life: “Judge a man by his questions, rather than by...

How to speak with humour

How to speak with humour

Jul 14, 2021 / 6:00 am

By Nick Jack Pappas Everyone wants to be funny. It starts with memories of the grade school class clown causing fits and giggles and taking eyes and ears away...

Four common mistakes new speakers make

Four common mistakes new speakers make

Jul 2, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Wade Paterson The concept of public speaking was redefined in March 2020. Instead of standing on a stage — or at the front of a boardroom — and...

Give great wedding speech

Give great wedding speech

Jun 14, 2021 / 12:59 pm

Over the past 1 ½ years, weddings have looked a bit different than they previously did. Large parties with crowded dance floors and endless hugs have...

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