The Complications of Spoken Confidence

Sometime last year, I came across a speech from the 2015 Toastmasters World Champion,¬†Mohammed Qahtani. If you have a few minutes, I really suggest you take the time to watch it. OK, let’s say you only have a couple of minutes: just watch the introduction. **SPOILERS BELOW** While I’m not a fan of Qahtani’s parenting […]

If You Must Give a Presentation, Please Make it Worthwhile

Few things in life are as annoying as a poorly prepared presentation. Twenty years ago, many folks relied on things like¬†Toastmasters¬†(do people still do that?) to help make them better speakers. Based on the presentations I’ve had to sit through in the last ten years, my guess is that Toastmasters numbers are probably declining. Of […]