Article Category: Weekend Reviews

Public Speaking Articles: Week in Review [2008-03-29]

Week In ReviewEvery Saturday, we survey the best public speaking articles from throughout the public speaking blogosphere.

This week’s selection includes:

  • a free visual design e-book;
  • educational speaking tips;
  • audience issues;
  • Toastmasters speech contest updates;
  • and many more…

Six Minutes

Week in Review: Six Minutes

Two articles were featured this week:

Week in Review: Public Speaking Blogosphere

Public Speaking Blogs

These are the best public speaking articles I read in the past week.

Sometimes the market for a particular presentation is wider than you think so don’t just look for the obvious speaking opportunities; instead, consider all aspects of your topic and think who else it might possibly appeal to.

Public Speaking Humor

Casey Stengel, that’s a funny name. Robert Taylor is not funny. Cupcake is funny. Tomato is not funny. Cookie is funny. Maryland is not funny. Then, there’s chicken. Chicken is funny. Pickle is funny.

Toastmasters (Contest) Blog Articles

… if you’re afraid of something, maybe you should do it because there’s a growth opportunity in there for you … and my next growth opportunity lies in competing.

Public Speaking InspirationAnd, to Close…

This week’s comic-based speaking inspiration is again from Jessica Hagy.

You can draw speechwriting inspiration from this comic as it demonstrates the power of painting a picture with words. Visually descriptive phrases like “people in black” or “small notice in paper” transport your audience to the context of your speech story.

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