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Responding on the fly

May 29, 2023 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson One of the most difficult aspects of public speaking is handling questions that may come from your audience after you’ve delivered your presentation. For starters, you don’t have any way of knowing what your

Hanging on every word

May 1, 2023 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson People’s attention spans seem to keep getting shorter and shorter. In fact, you are probably already debating whether you’re going to continue reading this column, or click away to one of the thousands of other

Make them laugh

Apr 3, 2023 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson What’s your most embarrassing story? While many people cringe at the thought of reliving an embarrassing moment, what I’ve come to realize is that embarrassing stories often get the most laughs from the audience. I

Mastering public speaking

Mar 6, 2023 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson Within a typical Toastmasters meeting, there are a number of different roles that club members can sign up for. A few examples are: Toastmaster, Humourist, Grammarian, Ah Counter, Timer, General Evaluator, Table Topics

Using AI to communicate

Feb 6, 2023 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson A few months ago, Open AI released a tool called ChatGPT, which leverages artificial intelligence to answer questions and perform tasks based on prompts it receives. ChatGPT is beneficial because it can help with tasks

Public speaking preparation

Jan 9, 2023 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson There are a few things you can do 24 hours before delivering a speech that will maximize your chances of finding success and communicating effectively. Before I break down the specifics to focus on in the last 24 hours,

Public speaking tips

Dec 12, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson With the holiday season coming up, there will likely be opportunities to say a few special words to commemorate gatherings of family members and friends. It's crazy to think, but sometimes we get more nervous about

No need for filler words

Nov 14, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube/Wade Paterson Have you ever watched a recording of yourself speaking and discovered you say “uhh” or “umm” constantly? Don’t worry, you’re definitely not the only one. Using crutch or filler words

Dealing with unexpected

Oct 17, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson It's one of the worst case scenarios you can experience as a public speaker: you’re delivering a speech and then something unexpected happens that distracts the entire audience. For new speakers, this experience

Adding video content

Sep 19, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson Have you been thinking you should produce more video content, but you hate watching recordings of yourself? Whether the process feels uncomfortable, or you dislike the way you look or sound on camera, know that you are



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