Rick,I would also strongly recommend Toastmasters. It's inexpensive and you can start from the level you're at (beginner to more more advanced) and build from there. Especially for smaller business owners who need help with sales presentations and the like, Toastmasters is a supportive place to learn speaking skills.
I second that motion, Kerry. Toastmasters is an effective and supportive way to start out. Thanks for "speaking" up.Rick
Rick,All excellent points - and as you know it is always easier to be a judge than a contestant.George TorokThe Speech Coach for Executives
You're right, George. But as I have put in lots of time at the podium, I found that the experience of judging (and with it the need to do instant critiques) provided quite a new and valuable perspective.Rick
As one of the participants that evening, I found your comments constructive and concise. I would like to think that my Toastmasters experience assisted me in doing a solid performance that evening. Toastmasters is a great place to start!
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