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ACB award designation: Max Silin!

Happy to announce that Max Silin is right on track, ACB achievement unlocked! All the best and keep it up!

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PRESIDENT Distinguished Club 2015-2016!

The sensationally important piece of news - for the first time in the history of Toastbusters club we managed to achieve 8 goals out of 10 in the Distinguished Club Program/Club Success Plan!

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ALS award designation: Max Silin!

For this year Max set a goal: to reach his final point in the Toastmasters‬ Leadership track - and this June he successfully did it, officially getting his ALS award! :)

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Toastbusters Elections 2016

Our meeting 106, on June 15, turned out to be soooo remarkable, soooo historical and soooo memorable! WHY? Because we have held the elections! Interested in the results? :)

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CC award designation: Max Luchinin!

Moscow Toastbusters Club is happy to announce that Max Luchinin has achieved the Competent Communicator designation! In addition to CL, by the way :)

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Two charming ACSs in Toastbusters!

Valeria Kholodkova and Nina Tsygankova were awarded with the Advanced Communicator Silver awards under a round of applause and warm smiles of our guests at the previous meeting ot Toastbusters! :)

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10 Tips for Public Speaking

Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here are some
proven tips on how to control your butterflies and give better presentations:

  1. Know your material. Pick a topic you are interested in. Know more
    about it than you include in your speech. Use humor, personal stories and conversational language – that way you won’t easily forget what to say.

  2. Practice. Practice. Practice! Rehearse out loud with all equipment you plan on using. Revise as necessary. Work to control filler words; Practice, pause and breathe. Practice with a timer and allow time for the unexpected.

  3. Know the audience. Greet some of the audience members as they arrive. It’s easier to speak to a group of friends than to strangers.

  4. Know the room. Arrive early, walk around the speaking area and practice using the microphone and any visual aids.

  5. Relax. Begin by addressing the audience. It buys you time and calms your nerves. Pause, smile and count to three before saying anything. ("One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand. Pause. Begin.) Transform nervous energy into enthusiasm.

  6. Visualize yourself giving your speech. Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear and confident. Visualize the audience clapping – it will boost your confidence.

  7. Realize that people want you to succeed. Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative and entertaining. They’re rooting for you.

  8. Don’t apologize for any nervousness or problem – the audience probably never noticed it.

  9. Concentrate on the message – not the medium. Focus your attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your message and your audience.

  10. Gain experience. Mainly, your speech should represent you — as an authority and as a person. Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking. A Toastmasters club can provide the experience you need in a safe and friendly environment.

     

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