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Writing and Speaking

Learn How To Write Better

Learn how to write better is important for your career or studies.

How to improve your writing skills and communication skills?

The following article and videos will show you some tips on how to write better. Be a better communicator!

1.  10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them

“There are plenty of folks happy to tell you how to write better, just as any doctor will tell you to “eat right and exercise.” But changing your writing (or eating) habits only happens when you understand why you do what you do. I can help you with that…”Top10 Writing Tips

2. Scott Berkun – How to write well, instantly, every time
The video teaches us some of the techniques Scott Berkun uses to write well. In the background is a time-lapse video of him writing an essay – from start to finish.

 

3. How to Write Better- Writing Tips on Voice, Tense, Perspective, Cliché and Wordiness  
The above video discusses how to correct the most common mistakes made in writing. Whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction, or in an academic setting, these tips are a vital foundation for good writing.
– Passive and Active Voice
– Tense- Past, Present, Future
– Perspective, Point of View- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Person Perspective
– Cliché
– Economy of Language- wordiness, modifiers, phrase

 

4.  5 tips to Improve Your Writing
The video shares 5 easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. If you’re in college or university or plan to study overseas, this video is for you!

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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How to Write a Speech

Tips on How to Write a Speech for Your Presentation…

When writing a speech, you should try to know the audience and then determine the overall goal of your presentation. Learn some useful writing tips from the following youtube videos on writing techniques.

Remember when you write a speech, you have to first know who your audience is.  You want to make sure that you know what the goal of the presentation is too.

Try to provide great take home value for your speech. Create a presentation that makes change for which it can help people to improve their lives, to improve their productivity, and to improve overall outlook on how they face the challenge of everyday.

Write the speech in three parts: the beginning, a middle, and the end. If it’s going to be about an hour speech, then write it into eight to ten minute segments.  That’s about how long you can keep somebody locked in on one particular point or subject before having to transition into another point or angle.

How to write a speech outline?

Check out the below video by Darren LaCroix, the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking.

As explained in the above video, a speech outline should include:
– Attention getting opening to tie into the core and the reason for the presentation.
– Body
Point 1
Point 2
Point 3
Call for action
– A strong close which can tie it back to the opening for greater impact

For what to write for your speeches, click here for more information.

Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking.
Do you lack a platform for practice? Simply join a toastmaster club.

You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.

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