When we prepare for a public speech, we focus on our speaking: the words, the sounds, the phrases...and work hard to get everything "just so". But when we get up in front of people and actually begin speaking, we discover that...we have a body! And people are looking at IT instead of our carefully made words! Sounds, words, and phrases are fine for books, but public speaking is VISUAL. What do we do with our body so we don't look like a fool in front of all those people?
Tim Wilson, Distinguished Toastmaster and finalist in Toastmasters District 30 evaluation contest, is aware of these issues. "I have seen a lot of people get up and give their speeches over the years," says Tim. "And the one thing I have noticed again and again is people not using their body effectively while speaking. There are three types of body movements to keep in mind while speaking: Action movements, Interconnection movements, and Mental movements. Each of these three types of movements has a different purpose. Action movements help us tell a story, Interconnection movements help us relate to our audience...and get our audience to relate to us. Mental movements help the audience "get inside our head" and understand where our speech is going."
Tim's DVD "Moving With Purpose: The Speakers' Workout Video" ( http://www.geocities.com/wilsontctc/MWP/MWP_flyer.pdf ), is designed to target these three speaking areas and make anyone a more effective, interesting speaker. His DVD can be purchased at every Extreme Toastmasters meeting or you can contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternate purchasing arrangements.