PublicSpeakingStagePresence-A Skillset Analysis

Toastmasters International-2021 Virtual Convention
Toastmasters International-Education Sessions

Speech by Design: A Skillset Analysis

Be inspired by a communication expert who conducted a study of over 5,000 speakers to develop 110 skills that will make you a more impactful speaker. Then learn from his unique analysis of the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking Ramona J. Smith's winning speech, "Still Standing"—what was done well and how you can apply these effective presentation decisions.

Session objectives:

  • Learn the 110 skills all public speakers can use
  • Understand the immense power of stage presence
  • Witness a unique analysis of a World Champion of Public Speaking


David JP Phillips

David JP Phillips
Communication Expert, Entrepreneur, Author

David JP Phillips has devoted his entire life to the skill of communication. His three TEDx talks have a total of over seven million views, and his storytelling talk is the most-viewed in the world in that subject. He was identified as a communication expert (eighth in ranking) by Global Gurus.

David is the founder of, a comprehensive online platform for public speaking training and skills. His latest project took seven years to complete and encompassed studying 5,000 public speakers to define the most impactful skills they used, which came to 110.

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