3 Different ways to take notes for an evalution under time pressure

In your evaluation there are two areas that you must cover: content and delivery. Some people like to start with a blank sheet and take notes as the speech progresses. Others prepare categories and then jot down triggers in the appropriate area. I think it is a bit difficult to start with a total blank …

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The Sandwich technique undermines your ability to be straight forward

Delivering the feedback Many Toastmasters are taught to use the Sandwich Technique when delivering feedback but I think it is manipulative and undermines your ability to be straightforward. The model suggests that you couch negative feedback between two pieces of positive feedback. It may be easier for you, but not for the recipient. It could …

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Finding Speech Topics

If you would have 1 day to prepare a speech, would you do it? Why or why not? If you are like most people you would probably say, No… I don’t have enough time or I don’t know what to talk about…We want to change that! Putting together great content for your speech can be …

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Take a minute and write down one subject that you would like to give a speech about next week. You don’t have to tell anyone, but just write it down. This is how Dageförde introduced his Educational on Finding Speech Topics. It happens quite often during the day, we are on the S-bahn or in …

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Competing in Presentation

The International Speech Contest and the Evaluation Contest has just taken place. It was a crowd of 45 people who met up in Kiel this Saturday 16th April. There were 5 contestants in the speech contest and 6 contestants in the Evaluation contest. Roseline won the Speech Contest with the title “Where is home?” It …

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Thankyou for making our Charter so special!

Dear friends and guests of Hamburg Power Speakers, Wow what a great charter it was! In total we were about 50 people, with Toastmasters from Bremen, Lübeck, Stade, Buxtehude, First Hanseatic, Hanseredner, Guests and of course Hamburg Power Speakers who found their way to us thanks to our invitation team who sent out invitations well …

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Idea of this category

Dear fellow Toastmasters, in this caterory of our newsblog we want gather all kinds of informations on giving and receiving feedback. We will present different ways of giving feedback, recommend links, books and maybe videos as well. Feel free to support this idea and send us anything you find on this topic

Our Meeting Culture

At our Hamburg Power Speakers we do have a really positive meeting culture and a great learning environment. This is an ideal place for personal development with the focus of improving speaking and presentation skills. But not only that you can also increase your creativity by writing new speeches or developing concepts for impromptu speeches …

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