The Entertaining Speaker Advanced Manual Review with Dave Wiley

Take your audience for a roller coaster ride.  That’s the goal of The Entertaining Speaker Advanced Manual. What a perfect way to describe the best speeches.  We have Dave Wiley to thank for that. Dave Wiley has been a member of Toastmasters for 10 years.  In that time, he’s served as…

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Interpretive Reading Advanced Manual Review with Carol Prahinski

Interpretive Reading with Carol Prahinski

The Interpretive Reading manual is one of the most specific set of speech projects.  Each of the presentations require a different set of skills. All of the speech projects are read, not performed like a speech.  Eye contact and body language are not to be evaluated.  This makes evaluating these…

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Can Contests Make Me a Better Speaker?

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Can contests make you a better speaker?  Donald Kelly says it does for him. Donald Kelly is the sales evangelist.  Actually, that’s the name of his business, his website, and his podcast.  He’s a successful salesman who has taken his expertise and built his own business with it.  Donald’s not…

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President-Elect Balraj Arunasalam

Balrah Arunasalam Talking Toastmasters

District 10 had the honor of hosting Toastmasters International President-Elect Balraj Arunasalam for several days before the Spring District  Conference.  He kindly consented to an interview to talk about the organization of Toastmasters International, the move from California to Colorado and, of course, Pathways. Balraj Arunasalam Biography.   Toastmaster Arunasalam came…

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Special Occasion Speeches with Debbie Curtis

Special Occasion Speeches Advanced manual review

Advanced Manual Reviews Continues… Special Occasion Speeches Advanced Manual The five projects are: The Roast The Introduction Giving Praise Presenting an Award Receiving an Award A roast is a speech given in honor of a specific person who is the subject of some good-natured ribbing and insults.  This tradition had nearly…

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Storytelling: Advanced Manual Review with Maureen Zappala

Advanced Manual Review Storytelling

You asked for more information about the Advanced Manual series in the recent survey I asked you to fill out.  We’ve done a few, but Storytelling hasn’t been done yet. Here you go! The Storytelling Manual This is Maureen’s bio: Maureen Zappala is a former NASA propulsion engineer, turned professional…

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Success Leadership Series Workshop Review

Going for the Gold Success Leadership Characteristics of Successful Leaders

Success Leadership Series:  Characteristics of Successful Leaders One of the Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) requirements is to present one of the Success Leadership or Success Communication series workshops, or to present the Youth Leadership Program.  Toastmasters International doesn’t provide much information about any of these workshops beyond the titles. In…

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