All posts by Daniel Sandars

A middle aged midling man from the midlands! Interests: Je ne c'est quoi, Walking, Gardening, Dance, Cooking, Blues. Profession: Operational Research in agricultural and environmental systems. "You have to live the life you love and love the life you live"

District 71: Division Director Candidate at the 13 May Elections

Daniel Sandars ACS ALB

My Toastmaster Experience

I joined Cranfield Speakers in September 2011 to get regular practice at presentations and to improve. I kept renewing because I also valued the non-singles scene social connection it provides as well as the regular pleasure of achieving recognized bite-sized speaking and leadership challenges. I am also a charter member … Continue Reading ››

Carry On Team Sandars – 2016 in Review

We continue to settle into 2 Blythe Close where we enjoy the extra space and proximity to schools. More so since Aunty Antonia visited and reorganised half of the kitchen into the nearest dump or charity shop! At the University Daniel has continued to work on developing methods and researching the environmental benefits and burdens of … Continue Reading ››

Adv Manual Humorously Speaking: Project 2 Leave Them With A Smile

"Assignment Executive Summary

Closing your presentation with a humourous story ensures the audience remembers you, lets you reaffirm your message, signals the audience that your speech is over, and lets you exit with flair. The story must reemphasize the main point of your speech. Remember, humour must be unexpected. A successful humorous story leads your audience … Continue Reading ››

Adv: Speaking to Inform, Project 4 A fact finding report

The Assignment Executive Summary

Fact finding reports are used to present information your audience need to make a good decisions. Keep the report focussed, explain the sources of your information, present the facts clearly and quickly. Close with recommendations for action. Often these reports will be followed by a question-and-answer session, so anticipate possible questions and … Continue Reading ››

Meet the Ancestors: Speaking to inform, resources for informing (project 2)

Toastmasters Advanced Manual: Speaking to Inform (2006) 2 - Resources for Informing (5:00-7:00 min)

Presentation at audience's level of knowledge; Major points supported by explanation, examples and information gathered in research; At least one visual aid effectively used to enhance the audience's understanding.