World Champion of Public Speaking 2017

World Champion of Public Speaking 2017
​What are the three most important things we can learn from the 2017 World Champion of Public Speaking - Manoj Vasudevan?


What are the three most important things we can learn from the 2017 World Champion of Public Speaking - Manoj Vasudevan?

​​In August 2017, ​Manoj Vasudevan beat 30,000 other competitors in a six-month long competition, culminating in being crowned World Champion at Toastmasters annual convention in Vancouver.

​In August 2017, ​Manoj Vasudevan beat 30,000 other competitors in a six-month long competition, culminating in being crowned World Champion at Toastmasters annual convention in Vancouver.
In July, I accepted the role of Toastmasters C3 Area Director within District 17.  One of my clubs is a little remote though.  It's in Karratha - 1,500 kilometres from Perth, where ​I live.


​​What are the ​most important things we can learn from this.  Read this week's blog to find out.

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Karratha Toastmasters Club – The Most Remote?

Karratha Toastmasters Club
​Why would I choose to visit Karratha Toastmasters Club, the most remote toastmasters club in the world?


​In July, I accepted the role of Toastmasters C3 Area Director within District 17.  One of my clubs is a little remote though.  It's in Karratha - 1,500 kilometres North of Perth, where ​I live.

In July, I accepted the role of Toastmasters C3 Area Director within District 17.  One of my clubs is a little remote though.  It's in Karratha - 1,500 kilometres from Perth, where ​I live.


​​Toastmasters can be a very enriching experience, and ​​it's nice to be able to give back. Today's blog is my story of giving back, by agreeing to visit Karratha Toastmasters Club. Check this out now!

​Toastmasters can be a very enriching experience, and ​​it's nice to be able to give back.  Today's blog is my story of giving back, by agreeing to visit Karratha Toastmasters Club. Check this out now!

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The Power Of Stories – How Do You Use Them?

The Power Of Stories
Why do great leaders use stories to make their points?

We all like to hear a great story, but are you utilising stories in your speeches to ensure the audience understand your message quickly and efficiently?



Today I'm going to be looking at three books that make the most of this concept of telling a story to make a point. Check these out in today's blog!


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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 Speech Contests – The Fast Track!

Toastmasters Speech Contests

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been analysing the top three humorous contest speakers and the top three table topics speakers at the Toastmasters 2017 District 17 convention.

This week, I am answering the question "Why should you enter Toastmasters speech contests to fast track your success this year?"  Read this week's blog to 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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