Monthly Archives: October 2015

Stage is a Visual Aid

Using the stage Competitors at the International Speech Contest moved about the stage to facilitate their communication. That is, they used the stage as a visual aid. Usually, there’s lots of room available, but you must abandon the lectern. Three … Continue reading

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Why we lose members – (Part 2)

Why’d They Leave? Overall, Toastmasters International has over 300,000 members, and loses and gains about one-third of that membership each year. We addressed club losses due to members’ geographic moves in a previous rant. Two reasons members leave our club … Continue reading

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Speaking basics and conventions

Speech Building Basics It’s normal to seek a format for our speeches; we don’t face as much risk of “being wrong.” Unfortunately, formats don’t work; for as many different types of speeches as TMs give, one or even a few … Continue reading

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