Category Archives: Business Communication

Great Icebreakers: How to Break the Ice and Meet New People

How to Break the Ice and Talk to New People?

Check out the below Toastmaster International YouTube video “Great Icebreakers” and learn how to break the ice with confidence at your next networking or social event with these time-tested tips.

Having the ability to break the ice in any social situation makes networking more effective and fun. When you’re having fun people naturally want to interact with you.

Here are the points mentioned in the video:

Be in the moment.

  • Talk about relevant topics
  • Avoid negative or controversial topics
  • Ask questions about the event
  • Talk about interests
  • Make sure it’s a two-way discussion

Approach a group or person.

  • Smile and introduce yourself
  • Start with easy questions
  • Read body language
  • Ask the group a relevant question

Creating a lasting connection.

  • Exchange business cards
  • Write down a few details

Incorporate the tips and techniques as stated above and in no time you will be amazed how quickly you will be able to break the ice with other people.

For more information, to break the ice, you can check out our other blog post “How to Talk to Anyone“.

Since 1924 Toastmasters International has helped more than four million people gain the confidence to communicate.  Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speaking skills. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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How to Create an Effective Business Presentation?

Tips on Creating an Effective Business Presentation

Even as a seasoned executive and a confident speaker, sometimes you might struggle to keep the audience’s attention. Why?

One of the common problems is that you might have not thought enough about shaping the content to suit the needs of your audience.

 

Here are five steps to creating a great audience centered presentation:

  1. Find a story to tell.
  2. Draw your listeners in quickly.
  3. Explain the threat.
  4. Outline the solution.
  5. Give them an action step.

For details, please view the following YouTube video:

Practice is the key to helping you improve on your presentation skills.  Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environments.  You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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