Being a Toastmaster, I am always fascinated by great speakers and great speeches. I like to learn from those men and women and improve my own speaking.
Mahatma Gandhi - The World Leader Who Inspired Non Violence - Speech In Ahmadabad Court - Words That Ring Through Time
Last year, I shared a few of my thoughts about the famous “I Have A Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr.  You might want to check that out by clicking here.

Along the way, I have come across many impactful speeches throughout history and I have always enjoyed perusing those words that ring through time. My thanks go out to my awesome friend, Distinguished Toastmaster Alan Balthrop, who loaned me a book of about 50 most famous speeches from around the world.

Among those 50 famous speeches, I found this great speech by Mahatma Gandhi. It was delivered in a packed courtroom to about 200+ people on March 18, 1922.

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Have you been in a situation where you ask a question to someone, expecting an answer in a sentence or two, but you actually ended up listening to a 15, 20 or even a 30 minute sermon, only to wonder in the end, “What was it about?”

Get To The Point In Public Speaking or In Sales For Effective Communication

I was recently helping one of my Toastmasters mentees in preparation for the 3rd speech project which is interestingly called, “Get To The Point”.  This project is about helping the speaker deliver a 5 to 7 minute long speech which delivers a clear message. The speech must have a clearly defined objective and the speaker must remain focused on the objective throughout the speech, until the end.

But, is it important only to public speaking?

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This is a guest post by my friend, entrepeneur and author CeCe Clark. There is a special event announcement in the end which I highly encourage you to pay attention to.

I met Kumar last year when I joined a St. Andrews Toastmaster’s public speaking club.  We both have enjoyed serving the club in various capacities since then.

Success Demands That You Train Like A Champion - CeCe Clark

When Kumar offered me the opportunity to share a message with his community on this blog, it felt appropriate to share a message that I heard recently from Ryan Avery, the Toastmaster’s 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking.  

To achieve this goal, Ryan had to compete and excel over more than 30,000 people who competed in this International competition.  What an amazing accomplishment!  During our conversation, Ryan shared with me that it was never his goal to become the World Champion for Public Speaking.  Especially I remember he saying , “..but my goals was always to TRAIN like one”.  

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When I heard about Toastmasters International a few short years ago, I didn’t have any business. I was doing my IT consulting job, had no website, didn’t have any ambition for any kind of public speaking. Yet, I was fascinated by the name and therefore, I decided to check them out.

People clapping and encouraging the speaker in a Toastmasters club meeting

Actually, at the time, my project manager recommended that I should consider joining Toastmasters as part of my personal development goals for that year. Credit goes to my open-mindedness, I immediately decided to give it a shot.

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Having a well-recognized and exclusive brand identity in the marketplace is the ultimate desire of every company, every entrepreneur. 

A strong brand identity adds tremendous power to the sales and marketing efforts for every business, in every profession. Therefore, all businesses strive to achieve this goal. Technology has made this a level playing field.

Creating Brand Identity Using Internet Marketing

Let’s discuss what it takes to create a distinct brand identity by leveraging the power of social media to create growth.

Brand Identity For A Business Organization

For a business, it is critical to plan the strategy to portray the right image to your target market. As a business, you want your company to set itself apart from the competition. You want consumers to buy your product and services. This requires a unique brand identity that your consumers can like, trust and remember.

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