Talk to the Human Toastmasters: Lessons good and bad
What important things have you learned about Public Speaking, Leadership, and Networking this last year? Were there any pieces of advice that turned out to be misleading? Here are my top three lessons learned, and the three things that I feel need to have their myths busted:
1. Thanking the Audience: Myth: “Don’t thank your audience because they should be thanking you.”
2. Apologize: Myth: Never apologize.
3. Reusing material: Myth: Every speech should be new.
There are a plethora of speaking lessons out there that are being taught and retaught every day. Most of them are rock solid (especially many of the lessons in Toastmasters), but not every one is on-target. Don’t be affraid to seek a second, or third, opinion and do some of your own research. By speaking and learning from those that have “been there and done that” you’ll pick up some good tips and avoid some of the bad myths. read the rest of this article…..