Since the theme of our next Toastmasters meeting will be “Teachers”, we felt it might be fun to post the following TED Talk. (We actually wrote a post about it a few years ago, but it continues to inspire us, just like many teachers do!) 

This is a wonderful talk given by Sir Ken Robinson at a TED annual conference (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design):

How schools kill creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity“.

TED Talk Sir Ken Robinson

The duration of the presentation is about 20 minutes, which at first may seem long but is well worth it, especially for Toastmasters looking to be inspired by what an inspirational speech can do.  Sir Ken gives such a remarkable talk that after the first few seconds you can’t help but be absorbed by his speech.

This talk has so many points that can inspire a Toastmaster: a great beginning and end, humour, story-telling, excellent choice of words, clear organization, great persuasion.  All this communicated in a most effective manner.  Enjoy!


Are you interested in knowing more about how Toastmasters can help you prepare your own inspiring speeches?  Come visit our club located in Montreal!

Here is the programme for the Toastmasters meeting of January 27, 2015.

Do you sometimes get nervous preparing a speech, afraid that you will forget what you need to say?

Do you sometimes actually forget some of the things you wanted to say during your speech?

Do you sometimes wish there was an easy and effective way to remember the key points of your speech?

Here is an interesting video giving some tips and hacks on helping to remember your presentation before you give a speech.


This video podcast is from The School of Greatness, where founder Lewis Howe interviews Jim Kwik, a renowned memory coach and learning expert.


Are you interested in finding out how you can improve your public-speaking skills?  Come visit St-Lawrence Toastmasters Montreal!

Here is the Toastmasters programme for the meeting of January 20, 2015.