Toastcaster 88 Impromptu Speaking & Winning a Table Topics Competition - Blaine Zuk

November 30, 2017

[22:32] Impromptu speaking is a great skill to have and you never know where it can be useful. In Toastmasters the practice of this type of speaking is called Table Topics. In this episode we speak with Blaine Zuk, ACG, ALB , who took home top honours at the District 99 Table Topics Contest held recently in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.
 
Zuk, a nine-year member of Dawnbreakers Toastmasters in Edmonton, has MBA and PMP designations and is a Project Manager and Change Manager in the healthcare informatics field. He grew up and currently lives on a farm, bringing stories of his work and life experience into his speeches  
 
He shares with us his experience competing in the contest, talks about the Table Topics competition question and his thought process on how he went about answering it. He also gives us some insight on impromptu speaking and tips on how you can do better at Table Topics at your club, work or in any social situation.
 
Blaine can be reached at BlaineSpeaks.com.
 

 

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Toastcaster 28 - Ask a Toastmaster, BlogTalkRadio Live 1

November 28, 2009

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Ask the Toastmaster on Blog Talk Radio Live. With Guests,  Kevin Achtzener & Chuck LeBlanc. This episode looks at a wide variety of questions asked by Toastmasters.

Some of these include:  Why Club Officer Training is twice a year? Best ways to practice Table Topics and where Table topics fit within a meeting; Speaking opportunities inside and outside Toastmasters; Being a Test Speaker, Can you fail a speech?  Working with the New Educational system and why follow the program; Does a club need a coach and building a 40 minute speech.

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Ustream TV Test Video - Table Topics

September 1, 2007

Hi Everyone and Welcome to our Video Test. I recorded a live video directly from my computer's webcam. Thought I'd talk about Table Topics. Imagine the possibilities Click here: to Visit Toastcaster Video http://ustream.tv/toastcaster/videos/TgWeoxF.DCbdCYgO28Jyfw