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Sheridan Bruins Toastmasters Club was established by our Faculty Advisor, Ruben Burga in 2012. This hive is principally about my role as VP of Education at Sheridan Bruins Toastmasters Club in Mississauga, Canada but is also about Club Development and Practices. Opinions are of the individual member and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the club or college.
  1. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Very good piece about communication basics that was shared at LinkedIn by Raffaela Cefalo - most of the eight points are highly relevant to practice, after all it is practice which makes these skills that much more perfect.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    8 Secrets of Great Communicators
    www.linkedin.com When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly...
  2. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Accelerated Motions
    Accelerated MotionsIf accelerated change meets up with Roberts Rules of Order can there be a symbiosis of the two or do these two means contradict each other?Every Toastmasters club is governed through the protocol of Roberts Rules and this parliamentary process is...
  3. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Next Generation
    The Next GenerationOur four newest club speakers came together to deliver the best opening speech day I can remember during my past five year association with all Toastmasters clubs that I have been a member of.  The theme of the meeting was The Next Generation and...


  4. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Fighting Spirit
    Fighting SpiritA couple of weeks ago I introduced the theme of "Fighting Spirit" to the club members. As I proceeded with the theme, I first asked the members to come up the first thing that entered their mind when I asked the question :What is the Opposite of...


    Dean Owen
    02/10/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    #4 Funny! Got me searching for the next clip as I was looking forward to hearing the amazing tagline they came up with for shampoo....
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/10/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Yes Gerald, girls can also have a fighting mentality, just watch how young girls play soccer compared to young boys, they are way more viscous the way the go about their play. The bit in the clip they missed in how to fight like a girl, is the hair pulling. One time in junior school a girl decided to fight me, but I was very chivalrous and even though I had opportunity to land a clean punch to her jaw, I did not, instead we spent five minutes pulling at each others hair. That day as a 9 year old I actually did fight like a girl.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/10/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Hi Dean, that that reminds me of the Crazy People movie clip about honesty in advertising to compete with the "crazy people"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOb6P5MKchY where I love the answer to "say something honest".
    Gerald Hecht
    02/10/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht
    This occurred to me; I'm not sure which context now though (Spirit vs. Mentality) https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=cHNgqZxeijI
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/10/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    My first thought before I looked at the full post was "accepting". It´s an important differentiation you make between fighting spirit and fighting mentality. I hope many people on this site will read your post - and maybe more.
    Dean Owen
    02/10/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Interesting distinction. I would have liked to have attended that talk you did introducing the theme "Fighting Spirit". I kind of miss that interaction, interaction I don't get from taking Coursera courses. It is so important to define core values but these days corporations turn to PR agencies to define their core values and many of the three values I see from corporation smell of gimmicky advertising. I can't say that about your chosen values.
  5. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    EmbarkationI talk of being on a learning journey but there is also a beginning point and end point to each learning journey, and the journey is not complete without the flow of others.  My beBee learning journey is envisages to be for a period of hopefully 3...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/09/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Yes, I look forward to that day, but as for today, it is more likely that colleges and universities lead students to Enactus http://enactus.org/who-we-are/governance/ Whether it is government, healthcare, media or education, corporate special interest certainly knows how to control 21st Century life, as it is today. That is why a club for the individual is an idea ahead of it's time and ultimately a part of my learning journey is enabling my own freedom to learn recognition of my own state of conditioning.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/09/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Thank You Irene. I am also fortunate to have the influence of all the students around me. The quote from the founder of Toastmasters sums everything up very well http://image.slidesharecdn.com/toastmasters-100728223216-phpapp01/95/toastmasters-12-728.jpg?cb=1280401064 so as individuals and therefore students by default, we can choose a program or a learning journey. My present schism is that the mindset of a college fosters choosing a program rather than a learning journey. It is one I will duly resolve since after all, it is also a part of my education, growth and ongoing development.
  6. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    ThemesOver the last six weeks we have introduced "themes" to the club practice but as an introductory showcase.  The goal from October 2016 on-wards is to get the Toastmaster (the MC for the club meeting) to decide on the theme and then either organize...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/09/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 In 2012 there was a documentary made by Albert Nerenberg about boredom and its effects, as well as institutional attitudes to boredom that still have not been fully confronted http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2013/05/28/bored-watch-boredom-the-movie/
    Ali Anani
    04/09/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for your detailed and informative response. Yes, good things evolve slowly. I have been to Turkey a minimum of fifty times besides living there for ten months. I was associated with the Middle East Technical University and I fully agree with you that the young Turkish generation is bright.
    What ideas can we generate of boredom? This is a fluid area for generating creative ideas. I wish you success in your forthcoming efforts and I know you shall make the club a success
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/09/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Dear @Ali Anani right now it is all experimental and the onus on producing themes has rested on me, like any addition to an educational experience, it is a slow evolution. Hopefully by next month, students who take lead of the meeting will begin to generate their own themes and lead the club meetings accordingly. For the Boredom Theme, the club founder delivered a speech on Boredom as a part of his advanced speech delivery, so it indeed was a great first time use of that theme.

    Our club is still fairly new, but the Istanbul video above highlights what a great Toastmasters club meeting can be like. Ours being a college club means we gain a large number of students at the beginning of the college year and by the summer we have a few left that are committed to the club. Summer meetings can be anywhere between 7 and 14 students. A healthy club will have 30+ students.

    I remember reading that you traveled to Turkey earlier this year, and I used to a member of a club organized by Heath Row of Fast Company called "The Istanbul Company of Friends". This online group is where I met the club leader Tayfun Demiroz and I became good friends with him, I was amazed by the quality of young Turkish thinkers at the time, and this was back in 1998. Interestingly Fast Company Magazine on changing their strategic focus to design and innovation, shut down the Company of Friends network. At one time it was as busy as beBee is now.

    I lost track of Heath Row at a personal level, and he now works as a Google Research associate in California. beBee would be pleasantly surprised by how many bright people from Turkey still engage on social networks - the video of Istanbul Toastmasters is therefore interesting in that regard.
    Ali Anani
    04/09/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    "Themes are a way of making club meetings more interesting for members, so they are meant to evoke excitement and add more fun to the educational program. It also challenges those members who have a creative flair"- this is a beautiful description of Toastemsters Clubs dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I like the themes you are working on and the one on Bored doesn't sound boring.
  7. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    VP of Education Outcomes from 1st Exec Meeting
    VP of Education Outcomes from 1st Exec MeetingMy new role as the elected club VP of Education beginning 1st July 2016 is covered by two charters.  The charter of Toastmasters International and the charter of the Students Union, because our club is registered also under that constitution.  My...
  8. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Competent Leader 2016-17
    The Competent Leader 2016-17While personal events prevented me to take up my duties with the club over the last week, I return on Monday as the Club's new VP of Education.   This position requires the most contribution from a club member and depending on the level of...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/07/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Founder value is the non-negotiable part of my own personal participation. For sure user-feedback is a part of the evolution and even organizations have had to pivot when Bill Gates realized he made a huge strategic blunder - but that pivot still got him back to founder values. If I try to be all things to all people then I am nothing. There is a great article about "skin in the game" http://www.deliberatelyconsidered.com/2011/06/skin-in-the-game/ which ends with the best definer of "skin in the game" a.k.a. shared sacrifice and personal investment. I get that but that is not my overriding motivation. Eventually the most powerful of force that will make BeBee a phenomena is not what it is we do each day, but how it takes on a life of its own that is born from founder values and how the founders are then mythologized. @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz may resist the mythologies but that is actual spirit of success - the same as Steve Jobs recounted when he started to connect the dots backwards.
    John White, MBA
    10/07/2016 #3 John White, MBA
    #2 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit: Thank you very much for your very kind remarks. You are right that we are blessed to have the opportunity to shape a platform that is just starting out, into the premier social media site in the world. The founders of beBee have made it clear that the platform will be shaped by user feedback. Thus, in that sense, we are all ambassadors for this network. As the early adopters of beBee, we all have skin in the game!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/07/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Congratulations John on becoming a beBee ambassador. You are blessed to lead a platform which I find phenomenal and everyone who uses it has to experience it for themselves for their affinity and expression. I will check out the Twitter pages in due course, which is ironic because Twitter used to be the primary platform I was on, and then LinkedIn. I am not one of the disaffected LinkedIn users who was looking for an alternative, indeed I continue to have an absolute high regard for its founder Reid Hoffman - his track record as a venture capitalist has been incredible and he has an amazing soul. So the challenge for me is to be always rising in my learning because I see no value in despising. The traditional marketing meme has been to expand the circle, but I am a circle i.e. I am whole as a human being. That is a blessing I focus on and my hope is that each person find their own wholeness. BeBee is the best platform I have been on for this learning journey of mine. Being whole is the only genuine freedom we get, otherwise freedom as a conception is very elusive, even temporal. All I can say is that both of us are blessed to be here at BeBee and may those blessings get better and better but most of all enjoy this. Tom Hanks at the end of the movie Saving Private Ryan says to Matt Damon, "earn this', but I say lower the bar of ultimate sacrifice and enjoy this, because when we do that we find our wholeness by being present to the moment - and in that presence past and future is.
    John White, MBA
    10/07/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    Hi @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, great buzz. I have promoted via Twitter on @bebeeproducer, @bebeesocial, and @bebee_blogs.
  9. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    @Dean Owen provided an excellent link in a comment to a blog by @Mamen 🐝 Delgado about acting/delivery (which is also shared through this hive) where Pat Kelly provides a talk on a CBC Blog/Show called This and That - it contains both a witty look at the field of public speakers and reinforces techniques of public speaking - but it is the wit about "thought leaders" which is most amusing.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    'Thought Leader' gives talk about 'Thought Leadership' that will inspire your thoughts
    www.cbc.ca Pat Kelly vividly remembers when he first knew he was a “thought leader”: “In 2005, I met another ‘thought leader’ and I asked him how he became a ‘thought leader’ and he said ‘I don’t know.’ It was then that I knew I could be one...


    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    19/06/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Simply marvelous...
  10. ProducerMamen 🐝 Delgado
    ¡A jugar!  //  Let's play!  (Esp & Eng)
    ¡A jugar! // Let's play! (Esp & Eng)Imagen de Cirque du SoleilSi algo he aprendido en mis clases de interpretación es que el espectador no quiere ver mi técnica, quiere ver mi corazón.Y cuando acudo a eventos de emprendedores y escucho las ponencias o incluso cuando veo conferencias...


    Irene🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    24/12/2016 #32 Irene🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Muy interesante. Tomo nota.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/06/2016 #31 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #30 Thanks thanks thanks @Alan Geller! That's how I got to your article in LI, thanks to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    20/06/2016 #29 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #27 Efectivamente @Javier Rojas García. Gracias por comentar y feliz día!
    Pedro🐝 Gómez
    20/06/2016 #28 Pedro🐝 Gómez
    #27 De acuerdo contigo Javier....un saludo.
    Javier Rojas García
    20/06/2016 #27 Javier Rojas García
    Actuar, jugar, enseñar, vivir... Osho debería ser asignatura obligada en las escuelas
    Pedro🐝 Gómez
    20/06/2016 #26 Pedro🐝 Gómez
    #23 jajajaja....por supuesto !!! he hecho un poquito de todo....teatro, música y radio.....pero eso fue en el siglo pasado....cosas de mis inquietudes artisticas....!!!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    19/06/2016 #25 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGYO86KwCUc Cómo abrazamos en Madrid...
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    19/06/2016 #23 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #20 Ya nos contarás en un post sobre ese pasado teatral, porfa!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/06/2016 #21 Javier 🐝 beBee
    El despliegue de abrazotes en beBee es constante. Mola :)
    Pedro🐝 Gómez
    19/06/2016 #20 Pedro🐝 Gómez
    #19 sin duda...de hecho mi paso por el teatro me ha ayudado mucho en mi trayectoria profesional, más de lo que cualquiera pueda suponer.....!!! gracias y otro abrazote !!!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    19/06/2016 #19 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #17 Muchas gracias @Pedro🐝 Gómez, me alegro de que te guste y espero que te sirva en algún momento de tu vida tanto profesional como personal. Un abrazote!!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    19/06/2016 #18 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #16 Wow, thanks so much for the links @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!! I had no idea about the past of Alan in theater and I'll take the proper time to read his article. Love the theme. You are such a source of knowledge and information... 👏
    Pedro🐝 Gómez
    19/06/2016 #17 Pedro🐝 Gómez
    La naturalidad frente a la artificialidad siempre gana en una presentación en público.....de ahí la importancia de la preparación y la formación....totalmente de acuerdo contigo @Mamen 🐝 Delgado View more
    La naturalidad frente a la artificialidad siempre gana en una presentación en público.....de ahí la importancia de la preparación y la formación....totalmente de acuerdo contigo @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, y un placer leer un artículo tuyo. saludos. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2016 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    FYI @Mamen 🐝 Delgado this is the link to Alan Geller's piece about theater from which I came away with a far greater appreciation of the value of being involved with theater https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thank-you-my-mentor-alan-geller this was further supported watching a piece by Kevin Spacey about "sending the elevator back down" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVJbVd8yCbA from there I discovered just how much giving back to actors Spacey does - he walks his talk.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2016 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #13 When we try acting we discover how challenging it really is and like singing we either have this or we don't but at least in experiencing acting we get insights into being because we are placing ourselves in the mind, spirit and body of another. What I find just as challenging is impromptu - and in impromptu we are not acting, we are facing the moment - so both are great vehicles. If you know the past of @Alan Geller he has actively been involved with theater and through him I learned the value of theater.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2016 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear Dean, the Pat Kelly sketch is exquisite and hits the mark in a way that I would find it difficult to articulate in words alone. Not only are we viewing effective techniques but it puts the audience in the position where they are not just listening to a thought leader but in a potential place of discomfort if they realize the very nature of their own conditioning to thought.

    The last thing I would like to be viewed as is as a thought leader, for why are we still leading thought in the 21st Century? This is what Pat Kelly does with such insightful delivery - as he carefully reveals the magic act of tethering an audience - which is revealing the often hidden relationship between the thought leadership and the conditioned audience.

    We have a free choice to be led or we can question this leading. We are led in health (the pharmaceutical industry) we are led in media (the control of media) and we are led in education (rote learning). All of this leads to deficiencies in health, media and education - until we appreciate we are the outcome and result of all those three things.

    Once we are aware of our own complicity in this, Pat Kelly's sketch is even more insightful and delivers like the purpose of art should be - which is to make us personally think, where leaders create leaders and not simply more product sold as health, more product sold as media and more product sold as education and all of that product constructed of this commodity material called "thought leadership".
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    19/06/2016 #13 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #12 I totally agree dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Observation is a way of being on the stage and being on the Earth. Acting for an audience is the most powerful meditation moment I have felt in my life, and it's a kind of connection with one of all those characters I have inside. The best way I have found to learn about myself.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It is true that life is a game and life is stage and in that field be a player or be an actor. There is a space in life where life is not a game and it is not an act and that is a rather precious and personal space.

    Where we think that life should not be a game and it should not be an act, that often becomes a confrontation with the real world and this is an unnecessary confrontation, the drama of which eventually becomes something corrupt or a least saps and drains the human spirit rather than add to it, and this experience is the antithesis to the excellence found in sport or theater. It takes imagination to act, it takes physicality to play so we are learning something and extended our learning as we do this.

    The most discerning aspect of life is enjoying what is. When @Alan Geller today devotes his attention to Jiddu Krishnamurti in his latest After Dark, pay special regard and attention to it - because "what is" is different from playing and different from acting. All of this is diversity and is a choice we have, it is best to avoid judging these choices but to appreciate them, and so I do appreciate.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    19/06/2016 #11 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #10 I'd love to have a look to one of your presentations, sure your audience will have a great time with you and your special sense of humour...
    Ken Boddie
    19/06/2016 #10 Ken Boddie
    Nice buzz, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado. "All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players". Nothing worse than 'reading' to an audience. Being 'off the cuff' and looking like you're 'ad libbing' takes a lot of practice, which is, of course, quite paradoxical. Personally I like to move around the audience, or gathered group, instead of standing at a lectern. I invariably start by apologising for my walking around, telling them I used to play the bagpipes, and how a moving target is more difficult to hit. 🎤😉
  11. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Young to the Young
    The Young to the YoungOne of the pleasant surprises I have got from joining our specific club is that I am now genuinely learning from millennials who are not trying to be millennials.  I simply come from a generation that seems to love having labels for things and right...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    29/06/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Dear Margaret, it was a great honour for me to pay respects to Daniel @Daniel Anupol's grandmother. Like me his family benefited from having a strong matriarchal figure, and as I paid my respect to her, he face was chiseled with wisdom and experience, it is the kind of memory I took away from this funeral that is a core foundation that Daniel's family enjoys today. On Friday, Flynn takes over the Club Presidency and she is just as phenomenal as Daniel is, but for now this is a great moment to reflect again the presence and grace that I saw in the face of Daniel's grandmother R.I.P. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp-manjit/the-president-s-grandmother
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/06/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2: I so much feel as if there is a part of me that is missing, and that what you and your relationships have? It is something to behold.

    “Sometimes we try to write what it is we appreciate, but there are no words.” ~ CityVP

    This is one of those times.
    Gert Scholtz
    29/06/2016 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit A deep thinking post as the man you are. This resonates: They are us when we were their age, but there is an interesting aspect about an oldie's brain - we tend to spin new meanings to the memories of our own youth, until they are not an actual representation of when we were young, but now a representation of our own maturity assessing that memory. Thank you CityVP
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Truest words any teacher strives to hear. Music to the soul.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/06/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 We are family. Daniel, as President of our club this year you have been exemplary of this. Sometimes we try to write what it is we appreciate, but there are no words, the first time as leader of Sheridan Bruins Toastmasters, you Daniel said "We are Family" - because it was spoken from your heart and not as a quote or a line from a post - and it is in that real time where appreciation exists and where authenticity exists. It is online when where we attach the names of philosophers or ideologues. It matters not one iota to me what Descartes meant by the word "authenticity". For us the living we must focus on the living with us, unless we think our world is better occupied by a particular dead philosopher. Ruben Burga is the founder of our club and you will soon be one of our Past-Presidents - it is in the here and now where appreciation and authenticity exists for me, and especially in our club context, the very meaning of "We are Family". "The Young to the Young" here, is very much dedicated to you, because the source for this inspiration was observing in your being that young to the young. Such an awesome quality is worth my appreciation and the best appreciation is in the beauty of observation.
    Daniel Anupol
    18/06/2016 #1 Daniel Anupol
    I enjoyed reading this blog post alot @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! I had alot of experience dealing with older adults when I used to take Nursing at Centennial College and having my grandma live with mem Everyone has their own story to share and I am blessed to have them apart of my life. My Goal is for College Toastmasters is for everyone to embrace, "We Are Family". An environment where everyone supports & cares about one another as they continue to flourish as speakers/ leaders - inside and outside of College Toastmasters. So that the few memories we share, no matter how long we are together or how far apart, it will be a token of appreciation forever.
  12. ProducerAnders Liu-Lindberg
    How To Become A Better Public Speaker
    How To Become A Better Public SpeakerMost people hate to speak in public because they’re afraid they’re going to make a fool of themselves in one way or the other. While I don’t hate speaking in public myself, I certainly think I can become better at it so I went on a training course...


    Haranadharao VADDANTI
    24/07/2016 #32 Haranadharao VADDANTI
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    14/06/2016 #31 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Here are some tips to give your public speaking abilities a boost!
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    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    13/06/2016 #29 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
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    David Teich
    13/06/2016 #28 David Teich
    The simplest line I ever heard was an unattributed quote that floats around. While it was aimed at public speaking nerves, it can apply to anything that challenges you. The quote: "The problem is not that you have butterflies in your stomach. The problems is to teach them to fly in formation."
    Vera Díez Chacartegui
    13/06/2016 #27 Vera Díez Chacartegui
    Very interesting. Thanks for the tips!
    Marta Carretero Garcia
    13/06/2016 #26 Marta Carretero Garcia
    Great buzz! Thanks!!
    Teresa Gezze
    13/06/2016 #24 Teresa Gezze
    This is really interesting and useful! I think it's important to keep it natural and it's key to know what your audience expects from the speech to keep them interested and not lose focus on the subject. Thanks for the great tips!
    NO one
    13/06/2016 #23 NO one
    #19 So true! There's just one responsible person on this and it's myself. And yes, channelling nerves is a helpful technique that I would like to work more on it!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #22 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #21 Thanks for commenting Lisa! Sometimes simply acting out will help you get over yourself. I did a lot of acting out in high school and it certainly helped me.
    Lisa Lee
    13/06/2016 #21 Lisa Lee
    Wonderfully educational post @Anders Liu-Lindberg. I found taking 'introduction to drama' classes helped my getting over my fear of public speaking to no end. We were required to do improvised scenes with scenarios provided by our teachers and act them out in front of the entire group. Funnily enough, 'salesa pitch' was one of them! Thanks for sharing.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #20 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #16 Silence when used right can be incredibly powerful and not just because it gives you and the audience a chance to catch up mentally on what has been said in the presentation but more so because it leaves the audience hanging wanting more!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #19 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #14 @NO one, really what you need is to get over yourself and seems you found a way to do so! The fear of public speaking comes from within. Self-doubt​ and a vivid imagination. It doesn't mean you shouldn't be nervous or anxious just before speaking as it has the potential to make you even better but rather that you can't let yourself get in the way of becoming a great speaker which we all have the potential to become.
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    13/06/2016 #18 Anonymous
    Great!! Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills.
    Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    13/06/2016 #17 Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    Grat tips to become a better speaker @Anders Liu-Lindberg! As you say, practising is the best way to improve and, one way or another, we'll all need to speak in public at least once in our lifes, especially if like me you work in the world of communications and marketing. So thank you very much!
    Susan Clark
    13/06/2016 #16 Susan Clark
    Improving my public speaking is one thing I ought to do. I've been working on content for that last year since I usually get so nervous that I tend to forget what I should say and start mumbling instead of breathing and taking a moment. We're sometimes so afraid of silence and last time I was working on this my boss told me that moments of silence also make an impact when it comes to speeches. As you say, it is also all about practice great article @Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Maria Luquero Vila
    13/06/2016 #15 Maria Luquero Vila
    Exactly!Great buzz @Anders Liu-Lindberg. Thanks
    NO one
    13/06/2016 #14 NO one
    @Anders Liu-Lindberg I can never get enough of public speaking coaching and learning about it. I studied a masters in communication and digital marketing and had classes about it. I didn't know it by the first class we took but my teacher told me that I had stage fright and well it increased instead of the opposite, but because the presentations and activities increased in difficulty. One time I found myself leaving the presentation in half and going outside to breathe, I was panicking! After a while and practice I got over it. Now there's so much joy on standing in front of a crowd and achieving what I learnt at the time. I still have much to learn, I want to improve my breathing so I won't rush while I speak.
    Benjamín Sánchez Morett
    13/06/2016 #13 Benjamín Sánchez Morett
    Great buzz @Anders Liu-Lindberg!!! Speak in public is not really easy. People needs to be prepared before doing this. Attitude, speech, examples, antecdotes... every detail is very important in order to have a good effect in the public that are listen us
    Miriam Rogado Luesma
    13/06/2016 #12 Miriam Rogado Luesma
    #11 Exactly!
  13. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Commencement Speech: Matt Damon
    Commencement Speech: Matt DamonWhat I thought was going to be a rather lousy commencement speech exploded into life at about the 8th minute of the video.   I love Matt Damon's role playing a genius in Good Will Hunting where in early scenes he obtains a janitors job at MIT.   The...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/06/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Yes Dean, in the first 8 minutes Damon for whatever reason is known to him decides to take the awe out of the audience and instead humble himself by exalting his audience. That usually works with a God fearing crowd but it level sets an M.I.T. audience. As he first walked to the lecturn the crowd was his for the taking, after all for many of those M.I.T. audience, this was not simply Matt Damon walking onto the stage, but in part their attachment to the character Damon made famous in Good Will Hunting. He decided to let the audience know early "I am not Will Hunting", yet in terms of humanitarian and ecological problems, Damon is. This is the M.I.T. crowd which will make the big money that could fund future Damon initiatives - and that is where the parallel between Damon and Will Hunting is poignant, in the movie Will Hunting denies his own brilliance, in a way Damon denied his own brilliance also - the audience still loved him but he did not build on the awe, he fizzled it.
    Dean Owen
    12/06/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    That is quite a speech. I am a little surprised at the lukewarm response from the audience. How lucky they are indeed to be them. The elitist few. But I will always champion those who did not have the fortune and benefit of a world class education, but fight their own path to changing the world.
  14. Ita Olsen

    Ita Olsen

    Ita Olsen
    Your Fear of Public Speaking Can Kill You
    bit.ly Everyone is devastated about Prince. He had so much talent & a beautiful message. I’m heartbroken.  It’s coming out that he had such severe stage fright that he used painkillers to...
  15. ProducerDaniel Anupol

    Daniel Anupol

    Running Evaluation Training at the Toastmasters Club
    Running Evaluation Training at the Toastmasters ClubThis past Saturday, Our Toastmasters club new Executive team has attended the District 86 officer training.  I myself had the great opportunity to meet the top influencers in our district.  This included Jane Harnadek & David T. Shaw from...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/06/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Excellent Daniel. This is also a great reminder I should kickstart my wordpress account about evaluations again https://cityvp.wordpress.com/
    Richard Miller
    06/06/2016 #1 Richard Miller
    Very handy lists @Daniel Anupol I would add active listening somewhere there. maybe next to "Evaluate the speech, not the person or the ideas".