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learn more about public speaking support groups
Training in Communication (ITC) This is the former Toastmistress and offers
members tips on leadership and speaking skills, particularly in business situations. At http://www.itcintl.com/ go to Training or Finding a Club to view basic info about this organization and its membership.
Circles offer a supportive environment to talk for up to three minutes and to focus upon
listening to one another in a comfortable manner. This site at http://www.speakingcircles.com/index.html offers a “free teleclass to become a master speaker.” Also click on “Take our free stage fright quiz” to rate yourself. According to this site, “Effective public speaking is simply a series of one-on-one conversations. Master that and you will speak with ease and power, any time, anywhere."
local clubs for learning about speaking in an incremental manner. There are
speaking manuals and opportunities for members to give one another feedback. At http://www.toastmasters.org/ go to the menu at left and click on “What Toastmasters Can Do For You.” Or from middle of homepage choose “Public Speaking Skills Aren’t Debatable” and “10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking.”
Association for Women in Communications offers support groups and sponsors
the Edith M. Wortman Annual Matrix Foundation Public Speaking Competition. At http://www.womcom.org/indexNS6.html get info on history, membership, and links.
Your Speaking Skills
out Tim Zaun's article, "There's more than one way to use video"
found at http://presentations.com.
He recommends specific ways to watch a videotape of your presentation
to learn more about your delivery strengths and weaknesses. Also click on “Home” to view more info under the categories of Creation, Delivery, Technology, and Resources.
out the self assessment found at Melissa Lewis's Upside Down Speaking
website at http://upsidedownspeaking.com/. Just click on Self-Assessment under “Things for You” from menu at left.