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How to handle humorous speeches?

ACS Toastmasters is open to all ICT practitioners wishing to improve their communication and leadership skills.

Registration End Date: Thu, 21 Sep, 02:00 PM

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  • Mantra on Northbourne Hotel
    84 Northbourne Ave
    Braddon ACT 2602
  • when

  • Event Start: Thu, 21 Sep, 06:00 PM
    Event Finish: Thu, 21 Sep, 07:30 PM
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Start with 10 tips for terrific table topics to settle your nerves with these simple strategies for sharp responses: <ol><li>Don&#39;t panic</li><li>Buy time</li><li>Go with the first little idea that comes into your head</li><li>Express an opinion, right at the start</li><li>Remember the rule of three (you can put some structure into your speech by breaking it down into three main points that justify your opinion or reinforce it</li><li>Remember the six honest serving men (What, why, when, how, where and who)</li><li>Know when to stop</li><li>Prepare something in advance</li><li>Draw on your own experiences</li><li>Be eccentric​</li></ol> Finally, keep doing Table Topics and keep practicing.<br><br>This is your opportunity to take advantage of continue your journey of personal and professional development through ACS Toastmasters!<br><br>As the foundation of your career journey, this program is designed to help you build the competencies you need to communicate and lead.<br><br>For those who are interested in become a member of Toastmasters, please return the completed membership application form and send to We will submit your application to the International Toastmasters for the process provided you have paid club membership fee.  <br><br><b>How does ACS Canberra Toastmasters work?</b><br>Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, <ul><li>They learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer.</li><li>They learn by regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback to improving their communication skills.</li><li>They plan and lead. They give feedback and accept it. Through club community of learners, they find their path to leadership.</li><li>They learn by leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program.</li></ul> Click <a href="" target="_blank">HERE</a> to watch the video, it will help you better understand what happens during a meeting and how the experience can benefit you.    <br><br>By join this program, you will improve your presentation, speaking, and listening skills in a supportive, professional environment and build up your self-confidence.<br>..........................................................................................<br><b>How to become a member of Toastmasters?</b><br>Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to download the Toastmasters membership application form<br>Click here to download the Toastmasters flyer.<br> <br>When:                1st &amp; 3rd Thursday of the month at 18:00<br>Where:               @ Mantra on Northbourne Hotel Canberra<br>Contact:             +612 6143 5503 or<br>Website:   <br>How to join:       Click <a href="" target="_blank">HERE</a> <br><img alt="TM meeting room" src=";feoid=00N9000000EVCh7&amp;refid=0EM90000000w9tY"></img>


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  • Guests are allowed to attend to up to two meetings without joining the club.
  • The club fee is $11 per month with a $30 joining fee (once off).
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PY Students please note:   ACS Toastmasters welcomes and encourages PY students to attend the meetings.  However, from 1st June 2017 you are reminded that the Toastmasters meetings will not have the CPD hours counted towards your ACS PY Events requirement. This is because in order to benefit from effective personal development, this program required members’ time commitment to prepare for presentations and regularly attending to these meetings.  As a casual visitor there is no direct educational benefit in attending this meeting.

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84 Northbourne Ave,Braddon,ACT,Australia

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