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Speaking Tips

Speaking Tips

Use an analogy in your speech

For example:

"Life is like owning a car, but there are no driving
lessons, no road maps, and no trade-ins. Let's look at each
of these in turn ... First, we have no driving instructor,
no lessons, and no test to pass before we're let loose on
the road ..."

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Famous Tongue Twisters


Like to improve your pronunciation? Try reading the following tongue twisters aloud:

  • She sells sea shells by the seashore.
    The shells she sells are surely seashells.
    So if she sells shells on the seashore,
    I'm sure she sells seashore shells."


Can You Read?

This is an article by Dr Ralph Smedley in the Toastmasters Magazine, Dec 1963, pp 12-13:

Of course you can read; that is, you can read to yourself. But can you read aloud, to other people?


"Throw Away Your Notes"

This is an article of the same title by Dr Ralph Smedley for Toastmasters Magazine, March 1960, pp28-29:

This is a bit of advice heard too frequently from an evaluation in a Toastmasters Club. It is not good advice, however well intended.


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