Archive for July 21, 2008

Proven Tips To Boost Your Public Speaking And Presentation Skills (Part 27)

July 21, 2008

During this period of time, Toastmasters Clubs throughout the world will install their new executive committees. Tonight was the Chapter meeting and Installation Night of the Brilliant Advanced Toastmasters Club and I was honored to be invited to this meeting.

And what a packed program it had: Installation, 5 Project presentations, 5 evaluations, Table Topics, various addresses, Language Evaluations, all in a matter of 2 hours and 45 minutes. Very intensive session yet the learning were just as fruitful and in-depth. In addition, the audience has thoroughly enjoyed the nasi lemak (coconut flavoured rice) during refreshment. What a wonderful way to learn in an advanced Club.

As usual, I did some sharing and thoughts with some speakers. Here are some of these tips:

1. While examples to illustrate the concepts are helpful, remember to also show us ways to apply these concepts into our lives.

2. Avoid pronouncing a number of sentences together without pausing. To the audience, it seems as if the sentences are joined into a long string. Take time to allow us to know when there is a stop to your spoken sentences.

3. Be confident of your own description of scenarios, avoid saying things that may cast self-doubts on your own encounters.