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Public-speaking champion Ramona Smith learned to open her palms while she speaks to connect with her audience.

The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner

Ramona Smith used an interesting body-language technique to win the Toastmasters annual public-speaking competition last month in Chicago.
Ramona Smith won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in August.

The high-school teacher who beat 30,000 other people to become the world public speaking champion shares her best tip

Toastmasters public speaking champion Ramona Smith has refined the art of the speech in the four years she's been competing. The biggest improvement she's made to her technique is learning to ask the audience questions and waiting long enough for people to actually think of an answer.
Ramona Smith won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition on Saturday.

The high-school teacher who beat 30,000 people in the world public speaking championship explains how she went from beginner to champion in only 4 yea...

The Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Ramona Smith, is a high-school teacher from Houston. Smith told Business Insider the various ways she's improved her skills since she first began public speaking in 2014.
Ramona Smith won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking on Saturday.

The 31-year-old teacher who beat 30,000 people to become the world champion of public speaking explains exactly how she did it

Ramona Smith, a 31-year-old teacher from Houston, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition on Saturday. Smith broke down the techniques she used in her winning speech, which you can view here.
Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe

This tech CEO refuses to prepare for big speeches and insists on ‘freestyling’ the whole thing on stage — here’s why he says i...

Apttus cofounder and CEO Kirk Krappe doesn't tell his staff what he's going to say on stage, because he thinks giving surprising speeches make for better listeners.

President Nixon had this ‘MOON DISASTER’ speech ready in case Apollo 11 astronauts died

President Nixon's 'IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER' remarks, prepared by speechwriter William Safire, are chilling to read.

How to be a better speaker, according to a coach who’s spent nearly 20 years helping high-powered execs, TED presenters, and news anchors

Bill McGowan, author of "Pitch Perfect," explains how to become a more engaging speaker, whether you're giving a work presentation or a wedding toast.

The backstory behind Obama’s legendary White House correspondents dinner takedown of Donald Trump

The speechwriters reworked the entire speech when Obama's birth certificate was released.