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Are you an expert with compelling content, enthusiasm and great public speaking skills? Lucky you! May you use your gift to make a difference for others. On the other hand, if you have much to say and more enthusiasm than experience, you can improve your skills.

TOASTMASTERS
Develop Your Speaking Skills

Toastmasters is an international organisation designed to teach leadership and public speaking in a supportive environment. It is reasonably priced and groups are ubiquitous. In our group, we had a woman who joined to learn how to give a speech to the bride, her daughter, without humiliating herself. Once she’d completed that challenge with great success, she decided to stay and take on more challenges, one step at a time. Besides, it became fun.

Find a group near you from the Toastmaster site.

MARK KOLKE’S ONE-MINUTE SPEAKING TIPS
Tune Up Your Speaking Skills

Do you just need a little inspiration and reminders on a few techniques? Check out Mark Kolke’s one-minute tips. Mark Kolke is an award-winning speaker, a long-standing Toastmaster and a highly-disciplined writer. Here are his first few speaking tips:



He has many more and they continue to grow. This is his list to date. Check out the complete list at http://markmusing.com/marksspeakingtips.html 

THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS (CAPS) or National Speakers Association (US)
Develop a Business With Your Speaking Skills

If you are an accomplished speaker who wants to develop your career, consider an organisation like The Canadian Association of  Professional Speakers (CAPS) . Some of the local chapters have FastTrack programs to get you in business quickly.

OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING

Public speaking can be a powerful component in your PR plan. You can also adapt the skill for FB live broadcasts, FB video ads, webinars, live broadcast interviews, YouTube videos and other online promotions.

THE PINNACLE – TED TALKS

Everyone can improve their public speaking skills and learn how to manage their fear. Some of the best examples can be found in TED Talks. You might even become the next TED Talks sensation.

Good luck!

Lyn Cadence is a public relations strategist and publishing consultant who lives in Calgary, Alberta. She met her husband at a local Toastmasters group.

Further Reading:

Become a Motivational Speaker

The TED Talks Official Public Speaking Book

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