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How to Avoid the Most Common Mistake Most Speakers Make

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 18:30 to 21:00
414 Sparks St.
Lackey Room
Ottawa, ON K1R 0B2

Most speechwriters create speeches the same way they create memos, reports or essays. They write for the eye.

In today's Twitter world the need for clear, concise, interesting and "ear-catching" public speaking is more important than ever. The popularity of TED Talks (whether you love them or hate them) is proof of this.

The solution is simple. Speaking in a conversational style is a skill set of its own. And, yes, while simple, it is not necessarily easy to master.

Teri Kingston is an experienced Toastmaster and TED coach with a comprehensive array of tips and tools to help you feel confident in your approach to public speaking regardless of the circumstance or situation.

She will explain some simple but effective tools to use and will have some fun exercises to share to demonstrate the difference between what the eye needs to see and what the ear needs to hear for your messages to be received and acted upon.

The workshop will be 30 minutes in length with time for questions and answers. This is an oral workshop so no powerpoint will be used! A handout will be provided with the tips and exercises outlined for later use.

Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and socializing.
Please note that the first half of the evening is for networking and the presentation starts at 7:15.

There is free parking in the Church lot.