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Latest Articles from Wade Paterson
Public speaking is more than just words?

Public speaking is more than just words?

Jun 24, 2024 / 11:00 am

I recently attended a Toastmasters meeting where everyone spoke Portuguese. My original intention wasn’t to attend a non-English meeting. My wife and I...

Learning from an experienced public speaker

Learning from an experienced public speaker

May 27, 2024 / 11:00 am

“Public speaking is an art,” says Swish Goswami. “It’s an art that you need to practice, that you need to learn. Anyone can go up and...

Keep your audience off their phones?

Keep your audience off their phones?

Apr 29, 2024 / 11:00 am

I want you to imagine this scenario—you step on stage, begin speaking and halfway through your presentation, you notice the entire audience is looking...

When speaking in public, hook your audience from the start

When speaking in public, hook your audience from the start

Apr 1, 2024 / 11:00 am

I have less than eight seconds to capture your attention with this month’s column. In fact, you’re probably already considering clicking away from...

Tips from a world champion public speaker

Tips from a world champion public speaker

Mar 4, 2024 / 11:00 am

Growing up, Mohammed Qahtani rarely spoke. His reluctance to communicate stemmed from a traumatizing experience he had in Grade 1. Mohammed’s teacher...

Moderate a panel like a pro

Moderate a panel like a pro

Feb 5, 2024 / 11:00 am

If you have ever been asked to moderate a panel, give yourself a pat on the back. That’s a huge honour. You were likely chosen because you are an...

The future of public speaking 

The future of public speaking 

Jan 8, 2024 / 11:00 am

I recently attended a Toastmasters meeting at my local club (Kelowna AM Toastmasters) and I was pleasantly surprised to see a former member walk through the...

Even public speaking professionals get nervous

Even public speaking professionals get nervous

Dec 11, 2023 / 11:00 am

Do professional speakers get nervous before they take the stage? “Always,” said keynote speaker Giselle Ugarte. “I usually have a time when I...

Busting myths about public speaking

Busting myths about public speaking

Nov 13, 2023 / 11:00 am

We’ve all heard various pieces of advice about public speaking, but how many of these tips and tricks are actually myths? This month, I will debunk four...

Public speaking tips for introverts

Public speaking tips for introverts

Oct 16, 2023 / 11:00 am

I consider myself to be an introverted person. That may seem odd considering my YouTube channel and monthly Castanet column is dedicated to encouraging people...

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