For more tips, check out the below youtube video on how to deliver a great pitch.
“The key to delivering a great pitch is your ability to engage, connect and be present. While your ideas may be brilliant, you want to make sure that YOU are the one lighting up the room. “
Practice is the key to helping you improve in public speaking. Join a toastmaster club and learn how to persuade. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.
“Communication is the most important skill for personal and professional success. In this talk, Danish Dhamani discusses how overcoming your fear of public speaking is key to leading a fulfilling life and unlocking your true potential. Danish’s vision is to empower everyone around the world to overcome their fear of public speaking and to become a better communicator. As a first-generation immigrant, for whom English is a second language, the fear of public speaking haunted Danish throughout his early life. By constant practising and coaching, he soon realized that people are not born public speakers; instead public speaking is a learnable skill. This is what inspired Danish to create Orai, a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to improve your speaking ability. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.”
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Do you feel uncomfortable during conversations with neighbours, co-workers, acquaintances or even family members?
Do you want to be a better conversationalist?
Here are some tips for talking to anyone, anytime extracted from the article “Become a Better Conversationalist” written by Patricia Fry, ATMS which was published in December 2014 Toastmasters Magazine:
To Become a Better Conversationalist
Express a sincere interest in the other person.
Ask meaningful questions.
Keep up to date on current events and issues.
Model someone whose communication skills you admire.
“If you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased.” – Ralph C. Smedley
How to Talk to People Without Being Awkward: 3 Quick Tips
Be Genuinely Interested.
Ask Open-Ended Questions.
Be Willing and Open to Share.
Natural communication does not always come naturally. A good place to practice your conversation skills is at your Toastmasters meeting. While the Toastmasters Competent Communication manual focuses on public speaking, many assignments in the Competent Leadership manual can help you practice one-on-one communication.
Practice is the key to helping you improve your communication and presentation skills. Join Toastmasters and find a club that you like to practise your speeches in a friendly environment. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.
How to Talk to Anyone with Ease and Confidence
This video shows you a few conversation tricks and nonverbal tips that use both your communication and people skills to lead to amazing conversation and memorable first impressions.
Wonder what to with your hands when you’re giving a presentation?
Steve Bavister, who is a trainer with communication skills company Speak First. Steve demonstrates the best (and worst!) options for holding your hands and gesturing so that you look confident and professional and get your message across clearly.
Youtube Video: What to do with your hands when you’re presenting!
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4 Essential Body Language Tips from a World Champion Public Speaker
A great presentation takes more than smart preparation and execution of verbal skills. Body language is just as important, and the 2014 Toastmasters International world champion of public speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi reveals his four best tips.
Gestures and Body Language
If not used properly, gestures and body language can be distracting and detract from the message of your speech. Learn to hone your speaking skills by channeling nervous energy into purposeful movement.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the principles of communication, public speaking and leadership skills. It achieves this by promoting a “learning-by-doing” program in which members move up by making presentations in the presence of certified examiners. Continue reading →
“World Champion Speaker Reveals his #1 Key to Overcoming Fear Eliminating the Negative Self-Talk, and & Delivering a Clear Message…Even If This is Your Very First Speech.”