Surgical Speech Analysis of the 2002 Champion of Public Speaking: Dwayne Smith

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Speech Breakdown and Analysis for the 2002 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Dwayne Smith! Dwayne Smith gave an actual musical speech full of championship data. Each breakdown I do brings with it a new technique or perspective that differs from the rest, and that’s what makes them so valuable if your goal is to become a better speaker or speech … Read More

Speech Breakdown: 2018 Champion of Public Speaking Ramona J. Smith

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New Speech Breakdown for the 2018 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Ramona J. Smith! Each breakdown brings with it a new technique or perspective that differs from the rest, and that’s what makes them so useful if your goal is to become a better speaker or a better speech writer. There is a tremendous amount of insight in reverse-engineering a … Read More

Tactical Analysis of the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking: Darren LaCroix

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New Speech Breakdown for the 2001 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Darren LaCroix! Darren LaCroix delivered the most humorous speech I’ve analyzed to date. Not only that, he combined that humor to form one of the most complex speeches I’ve ever dissected. You do not want skip this one! Each breakdown I do brings with it a new technique or perspective … Read More

Analyzing The Top 3 Finalists From 2017 Toastmasters Speech Contest

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Today, for the 2017 Toastmasters Speech Contest, I’m doing something I’ve never done before… Normally, I break down ONLY the winning speech—you know, the one given by the speaker that gets the lucrative title, World Champion of Public Speaking.That’s obviously not a terrible idea, but there’s an unfortunate axiom for all things competitive, and that is…history only remembers the victor. Today I’m … Read More

Tactical Analysis of a Public Speaking Champion: Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

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UPDATED Speech Breakdown for the 2014 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi.This is an incredible speech with a lot of interesting data. Each breakdown brings with it a new technique or perspective that differs from the rest, and that’s what makes them so fascinating and not to mention useful in becoming a better speaker or speech writer.There is … Read More

Toastmasters Championship Speech Breakdown: Lance Miller

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New Speech Breakdown for the 2005 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Lance Miller!This was an exciting speech with a lot of interesting data. It is NOT like most of the winning speeches from the past few years–extremely unique. ​Full speech transcriptSpeech statistics (Word count, time of speech, title)​LPM (Laughs Per Minute)Use of “You” focused words versus “I/Me” focused wordsFoundational Phrase … Read More

A Breakdown Of The 2016 Public Speaking Championship Speech

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I recently came across a breakdown of the 2016 World Champion of Public Speaking’s winning speech. Overall, it was a good, easy to consume article. However, I wanted to chop it up even more to reveal the power elements that go into a championship-worthy speech. With that, I decided to do my own surgical breakdown that would make a surgeon smile. If you … Read More