Proven Tips To Boost Your Public Speaking And Presentation Skills (Part 10)

It was my own Toastmasters Club’s meeting last night. As the General Evaluator for National University of Singapore Toastmasters meeting, I highlight several positive points of our chapter meetings and dished out some advice on how we could further improve. After all, this is the reason why we are Toastmasters, to improve and to excel.

I am also extremely pleased to report that it was overall another well received meeting. It came down the commitment of the organizers, executive committee as well as the attendance of members and guests. No wonder we laughed so hard at the meticulously crafted speeches.

As usual, more speaking tips were shared at the post-meeting chats:

1) Check for over-exaggerations that distract your audience rather than enhance your speech.

2) Ensure that your speaking platform does not have any distracting props.

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2 Comments on “Proven Tips To Boost Your Public Speaking And Presentation Skills (Part 10)”


  1. Hi,

    Over exageration (but only if done properly) can make for great humour. Study Darren LaCroix (2001 World Champ of Public Speaking). He uses massive exageration to get many laughs in his speech. We can learn heaps from him.

    Cheers

    Darren Fleming
    Australia’s Public Speaking Coach
    http://www.executivespeaking.com.au

  2. Wekie Says:

    Hi Darren,
    Yes, I agree indeed. Over exaggeration when used with a clear purpose will serve to emphasize the presentator’s message. Darren LaCroix is certainly an excellent example to this purposeful and intentional aspect of the speech.

    That’s why we ought to ensure they are not used in a distracting way but in a manner that enhance our speeches.

    Thanks for your comments and may you Excel Beyond Excellence in your work!


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