Vocal Projection & a tip from Jessie J

Speech Delivery Pro - Vocal Projection
What Are Some Great Vocal Projection Tips?

Do you want to be heard, when you give a speech but conclude that no one is listening? Is it because you haven't yet worked out how to project your voice in a way that commands attention?



Today I'm going to be looking at three techniques that you can use to ensure your audience hears you. Check these out in today's blog!


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Body Language – Breaking The Rules!

Body Language
What Body Language Rules Should You Keep  & Which Should You Break?

Most Toastmasters members will be given the same body language recommendations, but are these always appropriate and why do so many of the professional speakers break them?

I'll look a highly successful professional speaker who doesn't always follow the tried and tested rules of body language when giving a speech. Why is he able to do this? Read today's blog and find out!


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Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest Analysis

Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest

Over the last three weeks, I've reviewed the Toastmasters District 17 convention 2017, analysed the Toastmasters District 17 table topics competition 2017 and provided you with insights from some of District 17's most successful competitors. Today I'm examining the Toastmasters humorous speech contest that took place at the 2017 District 17 convention.

Read today's blog post to see the top three speeches in the Toastmasters humorous speech contest held at the Toastmasters District 17 convention 2017 and my thoughts on what they did well and where they can improve!

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Toastmasters Table Topics Contest Analysis

D17 Toastmasters Table Topics Contest 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, I've reviewed the Toastmasters District 17 convention 2017 and also provided you with insights from some of District 17's most successful competitors.  Today I'm reviewing the Toastmasters Table Topics Contest that took place at the 2017 District 17 convention.

Read today's blog post to see the top three speeches in the Toastmasters Table Topics contest held at the Toastmasters District 17 convention 2017 and my thoughts on what they did well and where they can improve!

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Toastmasters District 17 Convention 2017

District 17 Convention 2017
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Fremantle
  • Venue: Tradewinds
  • Date: 26 - 28st May 2017

  • Intl President 2016-2017: Mike Storkey, DTM
  • International Director 2016-2018, Region 12: David Fisher, DTM
  • District 17 Director 2016-2017: Leonor Ragan, DTM
  • Organising Chairman: Ross Wilkinson, DTM PDG

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Read today's blog post to find out why I attended the Toastmasters District 17 Convention 2017, what I learned from the experience, and what you can learn from it too!

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Get To The Point, Please! Toastmasters Speech

Get To The Point
Why Give The "Get to The Point" Toastmasters Speech?

All speeches must have a purpose. After all, that is the point of your address. The audience has given up their valuable time to listen to you speak. What is in it for the listeners? What will they learn? What elements will be of use to them after hearing the speech? How can they apply it in their lives?

Read on to discover ways of ensuring you get to the point quickly in your speeches, so you don't bore your audience!​

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Toastmasters D87 2017 Annual Conference – What Did I Learn?

  • Country: Malaysia
  • Location: Kota Kinabalu
  • Venue: Pacific Sutera
  • Date: 19 - 21st May 2017

  • Intl President 2016-2017: Mike Storkey, DTM
  • International Director 2016-2018, Region 14: Elisa W.Tay, DTM
  • District 87 Director 2016-2017: Ivy Lau, DTM
  • Organising Chairman: Johan Amilin, DTM

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Read today's blog post to find out why I attended the Toastmasters D87 2017 Annual Conference, what I learned from the experience, and what you can learn from it too!

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