12 year old boy with a great idea, English as a second language, scared out of his mind got up and stage and overcame his fears by giving a talk to over a thousand captivated people. Watch and get inspired.
Many great reminders of why we are in Toastmasters. I find myself practicing almost everything in this article on a weekly basis. There are some quality points in the article and would recommend reading it.
Takeaways are: subject must be appropriate and interesting for the audience, prepare, prepare, prepare then practice, and practice some more. Even the most seasoned speakers get nervous. As a Manhattan Toastmaster you are on your way to speaking at a TED conference!
Incredible speech in the face of adversity!
Written for sales professionals but applicable in any situation.
With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling talks about statistics in a way anyone can understand!
Stop with the excuses, and start off with these low-pressure steps to launching your speaking career, and increasing your brand-awareness.