RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toastmasters International, the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to teaching public speaking and leadership skills, is launching a video series of time-tested tips for improving communication. The first two videos to debut are basic public speaking and job interview tips. View them here.
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"Every day a quarter of a million people attend Toastmasters meetings, seeking to become more confident speakers and leaders. These videos give anyone, not only members, access to Toastmasters time-tested tips they can use immediately," says Toastmasters International President Michael Notaro.
The video on "Five Basic Public Speaking Tips" covers how to master a topic and present it well. In the "Job Interviews" video, viewers learn how to interview with confidence through focused listening, articulate responses and effective body language.
Each five-to seven-minute video offers Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters resources to help them navigate speaking-related situations that arise every day. In the coming months, Toastmasters International will release eight additional videos that address common communication challenges such as:
- How to Offer a Toast
- When Things Go Wrong
- Finding Speech Topics
- Knowing Your Audience
- Using Humor in Speeches
- Gestures and Body Language
- Speaking Mistakes to Avoid
- How to Offer Feedback
The videos are available on the Toastmasters website, social media channels and YouTube. They are a great resource that can be easily accessed anytime or anywhere. To put these time-tested tips into practice and to find a local Toastmasters meeting, visit www.toastmasters.org.
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow Toastmasters International on Twitter @Toastmasters.
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