The Humanist Hour #110: Public Speaking (Secular Style), with Pat Johnson

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In this episode, Bo Bennett interviews Pat Johnson, DTM, Past International President for Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development comprising over 292,000 members in 122 countries.

As Humanists, we have important messages to share, but are we doing effectively? Scientists are notorious for their lack of communication skills, and those who value reason and logic tend to not connect to audiences as well as those who are not afraid to connect emotionally with audiences. Listen as Bo and Pat discuss their experiences as professional public speakers and give five tips to those wanted to be more persuasive and effective to an audience, a family, or even just a single person.

Pat Johnson is a seasoned executive who has been a leader in corporate, government, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial industries. She was the fifth woman ever to serve as Toastmasters International President from 2010-2011.