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Latest Articles from Wade Paterson
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...

Get over your fear of recording video content

Get over your fear of recording video content

Sep 18, 2023 / 11:00 am

Let’s pretend you need to change the battery in your vehicle, but you’ve never done it before and you’re not exactly mechanically inclined....

Five ways to create a persuasive speech?

Five ways to create a persuasive speech?

Aug 21, 2023 / 11:00 am

The term “persuasion” can sometimes have a negative connotation. But persuading somebody to do something we truly believe in isn’t a bad...

Answering a Toastmasters Table Topics question

Answering a Toastmasters Table Topics question

Jul 24, 2023 / 11:00 am

“What is a hormone that has given you challenges recently?” Imagine being asked that question and then, within seconds, a room full of people begin...

Mastering the five essentials of public speaking

Mastering the five essentials of public speaking

Jun 26, 2023 / 11:00 am

Over the past decade, I’ve worked hard to improve my public speaking skills. Throughout that time, I’ve observed there are five essential categories...

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