I am a Toastmaster. I am a photographer. In other words, a storyteller. The storytelling format is much different in these two art forms; however, I have recognized that the fundamental approaches stay similar whether choosing a relevant story, crafting the story with both creative and technical skills, or creating the right impact. As a storyteller, I want to share a compelling story that can touch the hearts of my audience, inspire them, and leave them with something to ponder and act on.
KEEPING YOUR AUDIENCE ENGAGED Maintaining the attention of your audience is vital to delivering a successful speech. Explore the finer points of vocal variety, speech structure, the benefits of practice and the rewards of authenticity.
Microphones can be helpful when speaking in front of large audiences. Learn how to properly use a microphone, including preparation, positioning, dealing with technical difficulties and more in this helpful video from Toastmasters International.
If not used properly, gestures and body language can be distracting and detract from the message of your speech. Learn to hone your speaking skills by channeling nervous energy into purposeful movement.
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