#175: Becoming an A.C.E. at Virtual Speaking – Lindy MacLaine

February 15, 2021Categories: Public Speaking, World Champion Of Public Speaking

The Toastmasters Podcast with Bo Bennett, Ryan Levesque, and Greg Gazin
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[28:47] Virtual speaking has taken on a whole new dynamic, moving simply from presenting on-line to becoming an art all of its own. In this episode, hosts Greg and Ryan speak with Lindy MacLaine, second runner-up at the first ever Toastmasters International Virtual World Championship of Public Speaking.

MacLaine has strived to become an “A.C.E.” at virtual speaking and shares a number of tips and techniques as well as a little about her Toastmasters and speech competition journey.

Lindy explains A.C.E., an acronym for Authenticity, Camera and Eye Contact, her model to help presenters step up their virtual game whether or not they are considering competing in this year’s International Speech contest. For additional tips, you can also download a copy of Lindy's handout on Becoming an A.C.E. at Virtual Speaking. 

Lindy has worn many professional hats—from waitress to tobacco-cessation counselor, sign language interpreter to copywriter, scientific hand analyst to life coach. She is the author of two middle-grade fantasy adventure novels: The Curse of the Neverland and its sequel, Becoming Piper Pan, both available on Amazon. She's also a proud member of the SKWIM Toastmasters Club, in Sequim, WA and current president of the Professionally Speaking Advanced Club in Poulsbo, WA, USA.

Lindy can be reached on her Facebook profile. You can also click on the link to watch her 2020 WCPS 3rd Place finish speech,Your Buried Story.

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