Category Archives: Speech Writing

Working Well With Humor – 3 tips to boost the levity factor of your next presentation

Humor is a tricky thing to master and an incredibly valuable communication asset to get your message across and have fun while doing it.  Here are 3 tips to boost your jocular acumen: Give it pause.  Often, humor needs space … Continue reading

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3 Transformative & Powerful Places in Paris to Plunder

This is an outline for a speech I am delivering on April 1, 2015.  Kindly read, enjoy and tell me what you think.  Your feedback will be incredibly valuable. I uploaded the slide deck to http://www.slideshare.net/gregjonuk/3-transformative-powerful-places-to-plunder-in-paris-march-15-45870369 to give you an idea … Continue reading

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Oh, The Things We Learn From the Places That We Go (speech contest draft II)

I received amazing feedback which helped as I redrafted the speech that I will deliver March 28 at the Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club’s International Speech contest.  Many people suggested the title needed work.  Others said I had to do a better job … Continue reading

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The Things We Learn From Travel (speech contest draft)

This week, I committed to participating in an International Speech Contest at the end of the month for the Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club. I did so with some reservation because it’s been a while (i.e. years) since I’ve entered this … Continue reading

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How inquisitive should a speaker be?

This week I gave a speech where I asked a lot of questions – perhaps too many. You see my Toastmaster speech evaluator noted that this approach frustrated him. He said he felt impatient because of the extra time it … Continue reading

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Begin your Speech with a Roadmap

My blog post last week shared some stellar feedback I received on how to improve my hook opening by not saying anything that would confuse, distract, or alienate my audience members – right off the bat. I actually received a … Continue reading

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