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Learn How to Prepare a Speech from a World Champion of Public Speaking

Learn How to Prepare a Speech from the 2014 Toastmasters International Word Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi.

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Dananjaya certainly knows how to deliver a great speech.
Check out the below video for learning how he prepares for his award-winning presentations.

Here is the Summary for the Three Keys to a Great Speech:

1. Have a very concise message that the audience can remember as well as recall it. You should be able to write your message in 10 words or less.

2. Have an attention-grabbing opening. It is now the responsibility of the speaker to hold the audience’s attention. Tell an interesting story. Use an anecdote or ask a rhetorical. Or you could frame a problem that is relevant to the audience in the form of a story so that the audience knows as to why they should listen to your speech. Frame the central problem in that first 45 seconds.

3. End the speech in a “high”.  A lot of speakers plateau and end in a “low”. When you are peaking, have a cold stop. This leaves the audience wanting more.

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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Highlights of World Champions of Public Speaking 2015

Here are the Results of World Champions of Public Speaking 2015:

Congratulations to Mohammed Qahtani of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, District 79, on becoming the 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking for his speech, “The Power of Words.”

Congratulations to Aditya Maheswaran of Mumbai, India, District 41, on finishing in second place for his speech, “Scratch.”

Congratulations to Manoj Vasudevan of Singapore, District 80, on finishing in third place for his speech, “We Can Fix It.”

Source:  http://www.toastmasters.org/Events/2015-International-Convention

Insights from the 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking

The 2015 World Champion of ‪Public Speaking‬, Mohammed Qahtani shares his thoughts after winning.

Mohammed Qahtani World Champion of ‪Public Speaking 2015 Full Speech, “The Power of Words”


Here’s a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking…

“He immediately gets the audience on his side.
He doesn’t lose sight of his message.
He makes it personal.
He uses his strengths to overcome his weaknesses.
He ends on a hopeful note.”
Source: http://www.businessinsider.my/toastmasters-public-speaking-champion-mohammed-qahtani-2015-9/

Highlights of 2nd place winner 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking – Aditya Maheswaran

3rd place Winner 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking- Manoj Vasudevan Full Speech, “We Can Fix It”
Toastmasters World Championship’s second runner-up worked hard to build confidence…

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.

P.S.
World Champions of Public Speaking Winning Speeches Playlist

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