Category Archives: Public Speaking

This is where I try to get organised with the public communication of science.

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 ››

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.