Speaking Tips: 3 More world-class blunders

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Ed note: I received some nice feedback on yesterday’s post about providing too much information, so I’ll go ahead and strike again while the iron is hot. Blunder #1: Assume your audience lives just to hear you speak. That’s right, no need for Audience Analysis, or worrying about what message will make a difference to […]

Speaking Tips: 3 Mistakes to Have Fun with

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Looking for a way to ruin that perfect speech? How about a tried-and-true method to disengage with your audience? Tired of people asking you to speak again? What if I told you that following just one bad course of action could help you with all of these goals? How much would you pay for that […]

Toastmasters: Contest attendance

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This morning (at 6:30 am), I’m driving up to Topeka to watch the Division T Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests. Division T consists of 4 Areas in northern Kansas, which encompasses the cities of Hays, Salina, Manhattan, Lawrence, Leavenworth, and Topeka (and probably another town or two that I’ll think of on my drive up). Each […]

Speaking about Reading while Driving

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A few nights ago, I posted some thoughts on how to read while driving. At our Semi-Pro Toastmaster’s club meeting last night, I gave a 7 minute speech about the topic and posted it on YouTube.  If you decide to watch it, you’ll probably notice a few things specifically: 1. I had 2 main points – You […]

Question 1: Ace your next Interview

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Do I have your attention? In this post, you’re going to learn some strategies for handling the one dreaded question: “What is your biggest weakness?” You may have heard this question worded differently, but if you’ve EVER been interviewed, you know which question I’m talking about. There are some classic responses to this type of question, […]