Maintaining the attention of your audience is vital to delivering a successful speech. Explore the finer points of vocal variety, speech structure, the benefits of practice and the rewards of authenticity.
Whether you're speaking to a small group of corporate stockholders or an international society of zookeepers, following these guidelines will help you deliver an authentic speech that meets and exceeds audience expectations.
In this video, Ramona Smith, the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking, prepares you to give a memorable toast that your friends and family will talk about for years to come. Cheers!
Constructive feedback in a Toastmasters meeting contributes to continued skill development, building the confidence a person needs to reach his or her goals. Learn how to critique the performance, not the person.
Have you ever been called on to talk in a meeting or in class, and you felt like you forgot everything you’ve ever known?
It can be intimidating to be put on the spot to speak, but follow the advice of Ramona Smith, the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking, and you’ll be able to handle impromptu speaking like a professional.
Practice is the key to delivering a great speech. Make sure you shine as a speaker by following these rehearsal tips.
Having the freedom to pick a topic to speak about can be challenging. Are you feeling a little stumped about what to talk to your audience about?
In this video, the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking, Ramona Smith, shares advice on how to pick a topic that connects with your audience and keeps them engaged start to finish.