Before Bed, Watch TED: 3 Ways that TED Talks Can Improve Your Speaking

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Summary:
Presenters should watch TED Talks for 3 reasons:
1. To get ideas for your own talks.
2. To improve a specific skill of your talks.
3. To ignite passion into your talks.


Yesterday I delivered my third Toastmasters presentation.

In my…

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How to Make Sure that Your Toastmasters Experience Doesn’t Suck

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Toastmasters focuses too much on nonverbal communication and not enough on speech content. When you speak, have a genuine conversation with individuals. Avoid delivering a dramatic-acting monologue.


J.J. Abrams, the writer and director of TV’s Lost, shared his “mystery box” at the TED conference. Did…

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The Best & Worst of Canada

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Canada has produced world-class inventions, athletes, businesses, musicians, films and actors. We admit there were a few duds, too.


You can imagine the enemy seeing this on a battle flag and screaming:

Oh noes! They’ve got beavers and dolphins on their side! RETREAT!

But seriously, Canada has…

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She Knew How to Move Her Body, Work Her Hands, and Don’t Get Me Started on Her Eyes

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My presentation about body movement, hand gestures, and eye contact. It got some laughs, especially for my impersonations of Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Yesterday I delivered my second Toastmasters presentation: Organize Your Speech. Below you’ll find my presentation’s:

  1. Video
  2. Transcript and

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7 Predictions for the Future of Computers

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What will your computing workspace look like in the future? You can bet that it will evolve over these 7 steps.


Some of these trends have started already. I prognosticated the rest using my genius. That or I made them up.


1. Everyone and his

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My First Speaking Contest. Spoiler: I Lost. Badly.

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My first impromptu speaking contest. Can you think on your feet? Neither can I. Video at the bottom.


“It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech” said Mark Twain.


The contest was won by some mystery woman named…

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4 New Ways to Be a Great Toastmasters Table Topics Master

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4 unconventional tips for Toastmasters table topics, and 11 engaging questions that you can ask. Video below.


Several people said they really enjoyed the way I hosted the Table-Topics session of my Toastmasters meeting. I’ll share what I did differently.


Before the meeting, I…

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