Video of my first keynote speech (and what I learned from it)
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by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
About a month ago, a Toastmaster I’d competed against reached out to me and asked if I’d like to deliver a 20-30 minute keynote speech. For me, this was a no-brainer. Yes, yes I would like to! Only one problem. I didn’t have a speech that long. I said yes, then immediately got to work building […] The post Video of my first keynote speech (and what I learned from it) appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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I got second place—this is what I learned
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by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
As a competitive person, second place is pain. If I’m second, I might as well be last. That’s why taking second place at the Division level of the International Speech Contest in Toastmasters knocked something out of me. My goal had been Semifinals: and I was stopped two steps short of it. Worse, it was […] The post I got second place—this is what I learned appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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Road to Semifinals — Episode 6 (Improving a stale speech)
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by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
In this sixth video of the series, I talk about how you can overcome a stale speech—one that you’ve been working on for a while and is difficult to improve. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNcRlv08c-8[/embedyt] Give it a watch—a summary wouldn’t do it justice. The post Road to Semifinals — Episode 6 (Improving a stale speech) appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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Analysis of 2018 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking: Ramona J. Smith
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by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
In this video, I take an in-depth look at Ramona’s winning speech in the World Championship of Public Speaking held by Toastmasters in 2018. I give over 20 praises and critiques, showing you how you can achieve the same amount of success by following the principles that she does. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77LvTrsIC7Q[/embedyt] If you’re interested in […] The post Analysis of 2018 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking: Ramona J. Smith appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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How to Actually Get Better at Public Speaking and Blow past Plateaus
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by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
One of the most common pieces of advice you’ll hear for public speaking is: just practice, practice, practice. You’ll get better! This advice is spread so much because it kind of works. Yes, by simply going out and speaking in public, you can get better at public speaking. But there are several problems with that. You can […] The post How to Actually Get Better at Public Speaking and Blow past Plateaus appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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Road to Semifinals — Episode 5 (Getting back into an old speech)
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by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
Fifth video of the series where I document my attempt to make it to the Semifinals of the World Championship of Public Speaking. [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usHZGxOVQro[/embedyt] Summary I’m back after a long break after getting married! In this video, I talk about the 5-step plan for how to recover your passion for an old speech: To summarize […] The post Road to Semifinals — Episode 5 (Getting back into an old speech) appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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Guide to improving your public speaking with deliberate practice
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by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
“Practice makes perfect”, goes the old saying, quite unhelpfully. The truth is, not all types of practice are made equal. So blindly practicing will not make you perfect, and you’re likely to hit a plateau if you practice the way most people do. I want you to understand the critical difference between regular practice, and deliberate […] The post Guide to improving your public speaking with deliberate practice appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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Types of public speaking anxiety and how to deal with them
Potent Speaking
by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
Many people experience public speaking anxiety, but most people are not aware that there are actually multiple different types of public speaking anxiety. The types of public speaking anxiety can be sorted into contexts and causes. There are two anxiety contexts Some people get nervous before the speech, while others get nervous during the speech. If you’re someone […] The post Types of public speaking anxiety and how to deal with them appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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Road to Semifinals — Episode 4 (Topic selection and outlining)
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by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
Fourth video of the series where I document my attempt to make it to the Semifinals of the World Championship of Public Speaking. [embedyt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5hKSg-IvKI[/embedyt] Summary I finished selecting two topics: Being unique Be more adventurous Both are cliche topics, but high level speeches in Toastmasters commonly are. It’s not really about whether the audience has […] The post Road to Semifinals — Episode 4 (Topic selection and outlining) appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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Video of my first keynote speech (and what I learned from it)
Potent Speaking
by Giovanni Segar
3y ago
About a month ago, a Toastmaster I’d competed against reached out to me and asked if I’d like to deliver a 20-30 minute keynote speech. For me, this was a no-brainer. Yes, yes I would like to! Only one problem. I didn’t have a speech that long. I said yes, then immediately got to work building… The post Video of my first keynote speech (and what I learned from it) appeared first on Potent Speaking ..read more
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