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Tips and Videos from World Champions of Public Speaking

Pubic Speaking Tips & Videos from World Champions

Are you afraid of speaking in front of public?

Here are the Five Public Speaking Tips from the 2014 World Champions of Public Speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi:

1.   Always start with a message when crafting your speech
“This message is whatever you want your audience to be thinking about when your presentation concludes…”

2. Be confident enough to be yourself
“You need to sell yourself before you sell your message,” Hettiarachi says… The only way to go in front of an audience and to present in a way that isn’t simply miming is to practice again and again, pretending (if need be) that you’re talking to a room full of your closest friends.”

3. See yourself through your audience’s eyes
“Novice speakers tend to become wrapped up in themselves, which may just be because they’re afraid to acknowledge a room full of listeners. But if you’re going to speak, you need to realize that you’re doing it for the benefit of others, not yourself…”

4. Have a forum to practice
“For Hettiarachchi, his Toastmasters group provided a place to grow as a speaker, but he says any kind of similar forum is suitable, because like any skill, you must practice public speaking to become and then stay great at it…”

5. Find the right coach or mentor
Hettiarachchi says, you should find someone willing to help you grow as a public speaker. Interestingly, this does not need to be someone who can teach you advanced speaking techniques; they just need to be someone who “gives you permission to explore possibilities, who gives you permission to fail,” he says…

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Dananjaya Hettiarachchi World Champion of Public Speaking 2014 Full Speech, “I See Something”

The below are some selected YouTube videos from other World Champions of Pubic Speaking.  Enjoy!  🙂

Presentation Skills Training from 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking Craig Valentine


Winning Toastmasters Motivational Speeches by 2001 World Champion Darren LaCroix at NSA


Jim Key World Champion of Public Speaking 2003 Full Speech, “Never Too Late”


Randy Harvey World Champion of Public Speaking 2004 Full Speech, “Lesson from Fat Dad


Lance Miller World Champion of Public Speaking 2005 Full Speech, “The Ultimate Question”

Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking. Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like.  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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World Championship of Public Speaking Videos

Toastmasters International hosts the World Championship of Public Speaking each year. After months of regional elimination rounds, 30,000 international competitors are whittled down to nine finalists – the best public speakers in the world.

Part 1 video introduces the finalists, high off their semi-final victories, and follows them through 24 nerve-wracking hours of re-writes, self doubt, practice sessions, and last minute preparations for the biggest stage of their lives.


Part 2 video
 takes you inside the packed Toastmasters hall for the intense final round of competition. After a year of tireless preparations, this is the moment the finalists have been waiting for. Nine electrifying speeches, intimate backstage moments, and the crowning of a new World Champion of Public Speaking.


Can Toastmasters Help You Be a Better Public Speaker?

Yes, I am quite sure it can.

Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking.  If you are a Fearful Public Speaker living in Singapore, please come to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club.

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