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Highlights of World Champions of Public Speaking 2018

Here are the Results of World Champions of Public Speaking 2018:

Congratulations to Ramona J. Smith, District 56, on becoming the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking.

Congratulations to Zifang Su, District 88, on finishing in second place.

Congratulations to Anita Fain Taylor, District 47, on finishing in third place for his speech.

“Each year, the Toastmasters International Convention culminates in the final round of the International Speech Contest, where the World Champion of Public Speaking ® is chosen. In this exciting event, 10 contestants from all over the world deliver 5- to 7-minute speeches that are evaluated by a panel of experienced Toastmasters. After a year of competing in club, area, district and semifinal competitions, these contestants have advanced for the chance to win this prestigious accolade.”

Watch Ramona J. Smith – the 2018 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking – deliver her winning speech “Still Standing.”

Houston high school teacher wins Toastmasters’ 2018 World Championship of Public Speaking.

Here’s a breakdown of the techniques that won the 2018 World Championship of Public Speaking:

  1. She chose a creative way to get through to her audience.
  2. She wasn’t afraid to look stupid.
  3. She asked the audience questions – and meant it.
  4. She learned from the greats.

2nd Place Winner 2018 World Championship of Public Speaking – Zifang Su

Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking® second place winner Zifang “Sherrie” Su. Her speech is titled, “Turn Around.”

3rd Place Winner 2018 World Championship of Public Speaking – Anita Fain Taylor

Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking® third place winner Anita Fain Taylor. Her speech is titled, “It Is What It Is, It Ain’t What It Ain’t.”

Practice is the key to helping you improve on your communication and 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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World Champions of Public Speaking Winning Speeches Playlist

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Frequently Asked Questions about Toastmasters

“Frequently Asked Questions about Toastmasters”

The following are some of the FAQ about Toastmasters:

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters is an international, non-profit making organization formed to help people improve their communication and leadership skills.

Why do people join Toastmasters?

The most common reason given for joining Toastmasters is to conquer shyness, stage fright or fear of public speaking.

How much is the cost to join Toastmasters?

Very affordable – the cost for joining a Toastmasters club for 1 year is less than a 1-hour spa treatment in Singapore.

What kind of training do I receive in Toastmasters?

Toastmasters progress at their own pace through a professionally prepared program with a lot of hands-on experience. Educational manuals are designed to offer a step-by-step approach to speech organization and presentation.

How does Toastmasters help in my career advancement?

Research shows that people who can express themselves effectively advance further and faster in their career than those who have difficulty speaking. Toastmasters provides the tools you can use to improve your performance in a variety of situations.

What does Toastmasters membership offer?

* Unlimited opportunities for personal growth and career advancement based on improved abilities and broadened experience.

* Experience in leadership development through specific trainings and involvement in club administration and management.

* Build-up of self confidence and self esteem through ability to conquer the fear of public speaking.

* Opportunity to develop a better understanding of human relations.

* Automatic subscription to “Toastmasters”, the monthly magazine with wealth of knowledge about public speaking, to be sent to each paying member free of charge.

 

What activities are included in a Toastmasters meeting?

A typical Toastmasters meeting includes the following segments:

– Prepared speeches: Speakers will present their prepared speeches in accordance with the educational manuals designed by Toastmasters International. Usually time allowed for the speeches are of 5 to 7 minutes.

– Evaluation: Feedback will be given on the prepared speeches presented by the speakers to highlight to them their strengths and areas for improvement.

– Table Topics: This is the time to practise impromptu speaking, i.e. thinking on your feet without preparation.

– Ah Counter’s Report: Toastmasters is not just about speaking. It is also about listening. An “Ah Counter” is appointed at every meeting to pick up pause fillers such as “um”, “er”, “you know”, etc. uttered by the participants during the meeting.

Language Evaluation: The “Language Evaluator” or “Grammarian” listens carefully and highlights to the audience the strengths and areas for improvement of the language used by the speech presenters.

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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