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International Speech Competition Tips

I visited a club where Douglas Kruger, a professional speaker came to speak about how to prepare for the upcoming speech contests. Douglas has won the Southern African Public Speaking contest five times and achieved second place in the Word Championship of Public Speaking in 2004. This is what he had to say about ‘How […]

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Effective Storytelling

Storytelling is sometimes an effective way to get your message across to your audience. Here a few points from our man Craig Valentine, the speaker at the recent conference. Starting the story Tap into the audiences world Transfer the audience into your story Hook the audience with a conflict between characters Telling the story Use […]

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Feedback from Armagedcon

A few weeks ago I attended the Armagedcon conference hosted in KZN. There was loads that happened; a Zulu, Table Topics, Evaluation and International Speech Contest. There were also guest speakers, many workshops,  a district meeting and an election. Just to forward some information I got from one of the guest speakers, Craig Valentine. He  is the 1999 World Champion of […]

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If you want to lead, learn to speak

Learning to communicate in public develops future leaders The gap in many skills development programmes is the lack of emphasis on developing communication skills. So says Rob Douglas, Southern African head of Toastmasters International. “One of the reasons that people in leadership positions get there is because they are better than their colleagues at social […]

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At Toastmasters, when you contribute you gain!

Last night was our 7th meeting of Greenside Toastmasters (GTM), and the philosophy of having fun while growing was experienced by all. Coming to Toastmasters most people expect they will learn to speak really well, and they do. But there’s more to toastmasters than just speaking. It’s associating with like-minded people all want to grow. […]

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