Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2015’

  • My Adventures With Tinder

    The Linguist – Introduction   Table Topics Evaluation   Thankyou For The Learnings Competent Communication Manual #10 – Inspire Your Audience (8:00-10:00 min) Inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives, challenge the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement; Appeal to …

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  • Be Prepared! 5 tips for getting the most out of practice

    By CLODAGH PHELAN We’re not talking about boy scouts here.  However, the difference between an OK speech and a great speech is the amount of time spent preparing. ‘But I haven’t any time,’ I hear you cry. ‘I’ve a high-powered job. I’ve family commitments. I …

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  • The EBS 60 Second Interview – Erica Crump

    Erica Crump is a charity and social enterprise lawyer working at BWB – she has an interest in organisations and people that have more than making profit as their aim. She is of Anglo-Japanese heritage. She has lived in Hackney (East London) for the past 8 years – and is …

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  • Tennis – For One

    BY PATRICK BARON There is an interesting book relating to performance called The Inner Game of Tennis. Some of you may be familiar with it. I think it is highly relevant to public speaking. The idea of the book is that we can think of …

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  • Follow Your Bliss

    The Linguist – Introduction   Best Table Topic Voted Best Table Topic   Table Topics Evaluation   Speech Evaluation Voted Best Evaluation   Of Kettles, Sheep’s Eyes, and Oxbow Lakes Speaking to Inform (2006) #5 – The Abstract Concept (6:00-8:00 min) Present the thought of …

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  • Are You Boring?

      BY IAN HAWKINS The worst sort of boring speaker is the one who doesn’t realise they are boring. So if you’ve ever worried that you might be boring, good news: merely by clicking through to read this, you have demonstrated that your affliction is …

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  • The EBS 60 Second Interview – Stuart Clark

    Stuart Clark runs his own coaching and culture change company. He works privately and as an associate with other Clean Language organisations and uses Clean Language to inspire capability in groups and individuals and to train others to be able to do this too.  Stuart …

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  • Let’s Use the System

    The Linguist – Introduction   Best Table Topic Voted Best Table Topic   Table Topics Evaluation   Making and Connecting the Dots Competent Communication Manual #2 – Organise Your Speech (5:00-7:00 min) Strong opening and conclusion; Outline that can be followed and understood; Clear message …

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  • The EBS 60 Second Interview – Hilary Briggs

      Hilary Briggs is a management consultant, focused on accelerating the growth and performance of small companies. She’s also the first District Governor for D91 covering UK south, with over 3,500 members. When she’s not working or carrying out Toastmasters duties, she can normally be …

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  • Everyone’s An Expert

    Audiences like to hear from experts, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a postgraduate degree in a subject before you’re able to talk about it. Audiences also respond well to a speaker when they feel they are getting an insight into that speaker’s …

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