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You may have watched a speaker on the stage and wonder how they prepared for their speech. Where did this idea come from? How did they write it and then practice the speech? What sort of help did they get before they walked on to the stage? How long did they practice before they delivered the speech?
One of the great opportunities that SRT offers is experimental space, i.e. a stage to try out things that might not work out well. After all, every effective approach is the byproduct of all the failures that preceded it. That’s the definition of success.
Natalie Gallagher leads a training on how to organize a speech from the Toastmasters D44 conference.
Shannon Kraiger makes an appearance on D44 Talk Radio to discuss how SRT’s Coaching model can be of great benefit to speakers as they hone their speeches.
Have you ever wondered what the difference between coaching and evaluation is, in terms of public speaking?
Think for a moment about a story you tell friends or coworkers about something that happened to you. Were they engaged throughout the entire story? Did they ask you questions afterwards Or did they lose interest and steer the conversation in a new direction? How long did it take for you to get to the point?
At Speakers Roundtable we do things a little bit differently than other Toastmasters Advanced Clubs. We use a model of coaching speakers rather than the standard evaluation model.
One day the Sun and Wind got into an argument over who was stronger. The Wind spotted a man walking down the road, wearing a jacket. They decided that whoever could get the jacket off the man must surely be the strongest. The Wind went first; he blew and blew in an attempt to remove the jacket. But the harder the Wind blew, the tighter the man held on to his jacket. Next, it was the Sun’s turn. The Sun gradually warmed the man, until he was so warm he willingly took off his jacket.
Accredited Speaker Ron Chapman discusses the qualities of leadership essential to a thriving Toastmasters Club at the District 44 TLI Conference 2018.
Iron sharpens iron.
At the advanced Toastmasters level, there is a greater emphasis on coaching rather than simply evaluating. We are constantly asking ourselves "How can we collaborate to improve?"
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