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The Motivational Speaker Smackdown

Jock Elliott prepares himself backstage before the competition. Article Written by JOHN BOWE Picture Credit: Tiffany Brown for The New York Times Published: September 30, 2011 Jock Elliott paced the events room of Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. Sixty-four years old, with a silver mustache and mild features, Elliott flew in a week before from […]

Public Speaking – A world champion

Article by Janel Shorthouse – ABC Multiplatform Only two Australians have ever won the World Championship of Public Speaking, and surprisingly both winners are from the sleepy seaside town of Bribie Island in southeast Queensland. One of those winners is Jock Elliott. In a speech underscoring the value of close connections with family and friends, […]

Thank you

Thank you very much for you help throughout this nerve-racking time of application. I am proud that I will be awarded school captain for 2015 tonight at awards night. I would  never have been able to reach my goal without you. Thank you very much sincerely Isabella R.

Public speaking secrets of a world champion

Public Speaking Secrets of a World Champion. For those of you who read my May newsletter which outlined my participation in the Toastmasters Annual International Speech Competition, the finals were held in Las Vegas in August and the 2011 World Champion of Public Speaking Final was won by Australian Jock Elliott. The competition from start […]

Responses to Toastmasters International Speech Contest win 2011

  Elly Fleming says: August 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm Congratulations of the fantasting effort Jock. Good to see another Aussie win the title. Elly Fleming DTM District 70 Della Jenkins says: August 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm Congratulations Jock. You have done yourself and Australia proud. Mark Kyte says: August 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm Congratulations Jock! […]

He’s the talk of the town

WEST END, July 24: Toastmasters has given West End’s Jock Elliott confidence, a career, friends worldwide and a wife. Now he is aiming to top it all off by being crowned public speaking champion of the world. Mr Elliott will next month travel to Calgary, Canada to compete in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public […]

Make ’em laugh

This article is incomplete, the actual article will be published very soon The use of humour in any presentation adds a whole new dimension. It adds contrast, stimulates interest, creates fun, makes points more strongly. But many people say, “Oh, I can’t tell jokes!”  Well, fair enough, but the use of humour in a presentation is […]

5 great tips for creating a great presentation!

1. Know your point. You must be able to narrow the focus of your message down to one sentence or at the most two. Write that down on the back of a business card or post-it and keep that in front of you as you prepare. 2. Know your audience. It doesn’t matter what matters […]

Australian Wins Toastmasters 2011 World Championship

Jock Elliott rises above 30,000 participants to win world’s largest speech contest RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In a speech underscoring the value of close connections with family and friends, Jock Elliott, a Toastmaster from Bongaree, Queensland, Australia, won the final round of the ToastmastersWorld Championship of Public Speaking on Saturday, Aug. […]