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Latest Articles from Wade Paterson

No need for filler words

Nov 14, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube/Wade Paterson Have you ever watched a recording of yourself speaking and discovered you say “uhh” or “umm” constantly? Don’t worry, you’re definitely not the only one. Using crutch or filler words

Dealing with unexpected

Oct 17, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson It's one of the worst case scenarios you can experience as a public speaker: you’re delivering a speech and then something unexpected happens that distracts the entire audience. For new speakers, this experience

Adding video content

Sep 19, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson Have you been thinking you should produce more video content, but you hate watching recordings of yourself? Whether the process feels uncomfortable, or you dislike the way you look or sound on camera, know that you are

Tips to stop stage fright

Aug 22, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube /Wade Paterson It's one of the worst feelings in the world: You step on stage in front of an audience… and you freeze. Has this ever happened to you? Perhaps you’ve heard about other people freezing, and you’ve

Practise public speaking

Jul 25, 2022 / 11:00 am

Facebook /Wade Paterson I have a confession. I write a lot of columns and produce a lot of video content about Toastmasters and the importance of practising public speaking, however, from January to June 2022, I only attended three of our club’s

Podcast interviewing

Jun 27, 2022 / 11:00 am

Wade Paterson Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast or interview series? Or perhaps you’ve been asked to moderate a panel discussion at an event or conference. Conducting a great interview is a valuable skill to have,

Preparing to speak

May 2, 2022 / 11:00 am

Wade Paterson/YouTube Whether you’ve been asked to speak at your friend’s or a family member’s wedding, or you need to deliver a top-notch presentation in front of your customers, it’s difficult to know where to start when

Vocal variety

Apr 4, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube Wade Paterson Vocal variety, which is the ability to change the volume and tone of your speech to emphasize certain words or sentences, is the underdog of public speaking skills. When used well, vocal variety can turn a good speech into

Ace the podcast interview

Mar 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

YouTube Wade Paterson Have you ever been asked to be interviewed on a podcast, radio program or YouTube series? If so, congratulations! It’s clear whoever asked believes you will be able to educate or entertain their audience. While

Master your body language

Feb 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

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