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Public speaking secrets of a world champion

Public Speaking Secrets of a World Champion. For those of you who read my May newsletter which outlined my participation in the Toastmasters Annual International Speech Competition, the finals were held in Las Vegas in August and the 2011 World Champion of Public Speaking Final was won by Australian Jock Elliott. The competition from start […]

Responses to Toastmasters International Speech Contest win 2011

  Elly Fleming says: August 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm Congratulations of the fantasting effort Jock. Good to see another Aussie win the title. Elly Fleming DTM District 70 Della Jenkins says: August 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm Congratulations Jock. You have done yourself and Australia proud. Mark Kyte says: August 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm Congratulations Jock! […]

He’s the talk of the town

WEST END, July 24: Toastmasters has given West End’s Jock Elliott confidence, a career, friends worldwide and a wife. Now he is aiming to top it all off by being crowned public speaking champion of the world. Mr Elliott will next month travel to Calgary, Canada to compete in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public […]

Make ’em laugh

This article is incomplete, the actual article will be published very soon The use of humour in any presentation adds a whole new dimension. It adds contrast, stimulates interest, creates fun, makes points more strongly. But many people say, “Oh, I can’t tell jokes!”  Well, fair enough, but the use of humour in a presentation is […]

5 great tips for creating a great presentation!

1. Know your point. You must be able to narrow the focus of your message down to one sentence or at the most two. Write that down on the back of a business card or post-it and keep that in front of you as you prepare. 2. Know your audience. It doesn’t matter what matters […]

Australian Wins Toastmasters 2011 World Championship

Jock Elliott rises above 30,000 participants to win world’s largest speech contest RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In a speech underscoring the value of close connections with family and friends, Jock Elliott, a Toastmaster from Bongaree, Queensland, Australia, won the final round of the ToastmastersWorld Championship of Public Speaking on Saturday, Aug. […]