May 18 Zoom Meeting Forrest Tuff - 5 Tips to Become a Better Speaker

5 Tips to Become a Better Speaker


This presentation is designed to identify tools that can enable an individual to

become a better public speaker. Whether you are looking to become a

paid professional or simply a person that wants to effectively share a

message to a group or organization, this talk is for you!


Face the Fear of Public Speaking

Learn How to Organize a Speech

Effectively Engage an Audience

More about Forrest:

Forrest Tuff is CEO and founder of One Vision Productions, an award-winning multimedia agency whose clientele ranges from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. It has been named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

A servant leader, Tuff is a SCORE pro bono business mentor and founder of a Pay It Forward grant, which is annually awarded to a nonprofit organization. He has a leadership certificate from BoardSource and is a United Way VIP and FBI Citizens Academy alumnus. He was a nominee for the 2019 NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award and recipient of the U.S. Attorney's Office (NDGA) Community Outreach Award, MLK Drum Major for Service Award, and President's Call to Service Award.

On the creative side, Tuff is an accomplished film producer that has 100+ movie credits to include independent films, documentaries, and a major motion picture with Twentieth Century Fox.

An empowerment speaker, Tuff shares his life experiences with the hope of motivating others to pursue their dreams. He was voted among the Top 100 Transformational Leaders by the John Maxwell Team and recognized in 2019 by Toastmasters as an Outstanding Area Director and Toastmaster of the Year.

The presentation that we will hear Wednesday is a propriety presentation for Rotarians. If you would like to use this presentation for your company or another group outside of Rotary with which you are involved, or if you are not a Rotarian and would like to use this presentation, please contact Forrest. He will be sharing contact information in his presentation.

This is the partnership information from Rotary International:

As Rotarians, you joined Rotary to make a difference and connect with others in your communities.

To help you achieve your personal and professional goals, Rotary International is working with Toastmasters International to provide opportunities to grow your networks, your leadership and communication skills, and your impact within the community.

This alliance with Toastmasters is different from Rotary International's relationships with other organizations: It enhances your membership experience through professional development opportunities and making connections beyond your club.

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, it has helped its members become more effective speakers, communicators, and leaders through a worldwide network of clubs, much like Rotary.

How can you and your club get involved?

It's easy for Rotarians and Rotaractors to engage:

Find a Toastmasters club near you and arrange a visit.

Welcome Toastmasters members to your club so they can learn more about Rotary and Rotaract.

Invite a Toastmasters member to be a guest speaker at your meeting or to participate in an upcoming service project.

Explore ways to work with your local Toastmasters club.

Raise awareness about this alliance by sharing the news with your club and Toastmaster clubs that may not be aware that we are working together.

Take the Toastmasters-developed communication and leadership courses in the Learning Center (coming soon!):

Speech development

Speech delivery

Inspirational speech

Interpersonal communication

Leadership basics

Leading a team

Leadership: Collaboration

Inclusive leadership


Visit toastmasters.org

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the alliance.

Learn what happens at a Toastmasters meeting.

Find a Toastmasters club near you.

Send us your questions.

Send us your stories about how you're working with your local Toastmasters club. These could be featured in upcoming Rotary communications.

Visit the Learning Center's professional development catalog to find other courses to help you develop new skills.

Posted by Bill White
May 18, 2020


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