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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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