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Three reasons I'm not a Toastmaster

by Executive Presentation Trainer and Coach at Outstanding Presentations on Feb 27, 2011

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There are better ways to improve your business presentation skills than joining Toastmasters. Find out why in this slideshow!

There are better ways to improve your business presentation skills than joining Toastmasters. Find out why in this slideshow!

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  • KnowITDoIT Craig Senior, Consultant @tommydeluca It's a different style of slide presentation from the standard corporate 7 lines by 7 words by 2 minutes per slide. Each of Jeanne's slides might take 3-5 seconds to read (one to two sentences to say), so can move very quickly.

    PechaKucha, on the other hand, is 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide.
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  • jmtcz Jeanne Trojan, Executive Presentation Trainer and Coach at Outstanding Presentations I think IBM Ottawa Toastmasters Club is doing it right! Take a look at their video and principles and see for yourself. Nice work, @CraigSenior and your team! http://messagemasters.squarespace.com/ 5 months ago
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  • DanMcCosh Dan McCosh, Senior Advisor, Capital at Treasury Board Government of Alberta I feel like starting by stating three reasons that I don't date fat girls from Eastern Europe who wear glasses with apologies to you who may be great for men with limited confidence and no critical thinking skills. Come on. Toastmasters does concern itself with speech organization as well as how to successfully inspire, motivate, persuade, report to managment etc. We do emphasize that the audience matters, but clearly the make up of our clubs do not match speakers audiences. If you have not learned to control you ums and ahs and other unnecessary fillers you had better have a great message because it annoys the hell out of audiences. Oh and toastmasters are nice. It is called effective feedback. We provide positve, constructive forward going advice on how to improve what you do, not just useless criticizm which discourages people and leaves them wondering what they should do. 5 months ago
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  • tommydeluca tommydeluca As a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), I have but one question?
    Why is it that a presentation titled, '3 Reasons I'm Not a Toastmaster' took 41 slides?
    One thing that I did learn in Toastmasters is brevity of thought.
    6 months ago
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  • gregdbasham Greg Basham, Chief Executive Officer at eeVoices Limited If you're not knocking Toastmasters, then what was your point? If your point was to look elsewhere for presentation skills, then where's the call to action? I'd hammer any in my training groups who wanted to start out with a title: 3 reasons I'd not buy my competitor's product/service.

    While I've not been a Toastmasters member I did help set up a group that used to meet on our firm's premises where we saw some great benefits from our managers and staff attending their sessions - some for a year or so, some longer.

    I refer many who are in fear of public speaking to that organization as it is high value, low cost and supportive as you point out.

    We saw some tremendous benefits from our managers who gained the skills and confidence that showed up in making presentations to the executive or the Board of Directors over the years in this P & C insurer where I was subsequently on the executive. This can be intimidating environments for those not used to presenting and I credit Toastmasters for two of my senior direct reports being effective presenters and able to deliver highly complex information and get the decisions and policy directions they wanted achieved as a result.

    If you are an expert in presentations, I hope you aren't teaching firms to knock competitors of theirs which you are sort of modelling here - all the while saying you are not knocking Toastmasters.
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  • MargySneeden Margy Sneeden, VPE Highway Toastmasters at Computer Concepts - Computer Training @RammohanRai1 Outstanding comments Rommonhan. You described Toastmaster with such eloquence. You showed the grace and skill of Toastmasters. Very proud to be in an organization with DTMs (Distinguished Toastmasters) such as yourself. You inspire me and others reach that standard of both public speaking/communication and leadership. 7 months ago
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  • RammohanRai1 Rammohan Rai, Learning & Development Coordinator at Qatar Petrochemical Company Toastmasters is a self-help programme.. people join the programme for different reasons, most of them come there for as simple a reason as to be able to speak with more confidence.. the confidence they gain here helps them in conducting themselves better in simple day to day situations, in social settings, etc.. others join to become better speakers, by giving speeches which are well researched with a clear message at the end. The second project of the basic manual teaches you how to organise your speech in which it clearly talks about making a speech with a proper opening, body and conclusion, conclusion usually being the message, reiterating the underlying message in the speech.. to say that toastmasters speeches don't have messages, is misleading. However, as you complete the basic manual comprising of 10 speeches, one advances onto to the advanced manuals, of which there are fifteen to choose from, depending on the area of speaking the toastmaster would like to excel in, one such manual is technical presentations.. The uhm’s and the ah’s are brought to the attention of the speakers to make them aware of them, and eliminate such anomalies in the pursuit of becoming a suave speaker.. to say that there is too much emphasis on these things is having misread its purpose. You could, and should, be your natural self while speaking, but there is no harm in getting rid of unwanted gestures and body movement, which would only make your presentations better and crisp. This is pointed out to the speaker through feedback. Again, to say that there is no criticism in toastmasters is absolutely wrong. Toastmasters practice, what we call a sandwich approach while providing feedback, where you acknowledge the positive points in the speech before you point out the flaws and provide suggestions for improvement. This is done to motivate the speaker to return to the lectern sooner, rather than terrify them, never to come back to the club. Comparing presentations given to a select audience, to a toastmasters program, would not be appropriate, as the non-profit making Toastmasters International, and its program, addresses the needs of the cross section of society, not any particular elite audience.. Rammohan M. Rai, DTM, Talking Matters Toastmasters Club, Doha, Qatar 7 months ago
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  • PeterWestPhoto Peter West, Principal at west agency You wouldn't be selling a speaking course or working as a presentation course would you? At a long-time professional speaker and a Toastmaster for 18 years you couldn't be less informed about what happens at Toastmaster meetings if you tried. Really silly post IMHO. You've done a disservice to your readers who might actually believe what you've written is correct. 7 months ago
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  • jmtcz Jeanne Trojan, Executive Presentation Trainer and Coach at Outstanding Presentations Thanks, Craig! I'm glad you liked the slideshow and my presentation :) 7 months ago
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  • KnowITDoIT Craig Senior, Consultant @jmtcz Good one Jeanne. Yes, the quality varies widely among Toastmasters clubs.

    P.S. Great presentation by Sir Ken, as is this one by Jeanne Trojan (I take license in promoting you!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjOaOsuYeT0
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