Once a year, Toastmasters International gathers its representatives from chapters around the world to present its prestigious Golden Gavel Award. In 1990, the award went to Tom Peters, certainly one of the most requested speakers in the business world. In accepting the award, Peters addressed the audience about - what else - speech making. Alternately tongue-in-cheek and serious, this informative and entertaining acceptance speech is liberally peppered with anecdotes and more than a little autobiographical insight into how he became one of the most popular speakers in the country.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
- Understand Peters’ five personal observations on the art of presentation
- Refute textbook rules of speech making
- Learn Peters’ seven quidelines for making great presentations