Month: October 2009

Not every nail needs a hammer

Many speaking tips that I have learned, used successfully and post here apply to a great number of different speaking situations. However, no speaking [...]

Leadership tips: The to-do list

When I found myself out of work back in February, I wasn't sure what the right course of action was, other than my obvious "look for a job" plan. With some [...]

Will social media make you famous?

No...unless you use it correctly. For the past 60 days I've been conducting something of a social media experiment with my blog. Now, I'm no [...]

Reading while Driving

 Have you ever tried to read a text message on your cell phone while driving? I hear that it's a tough thing to do, and not very safe. But what if you want to [...]

Toastmasters: Evaluate to get better

Who is supposed to be the beneficiary of a speech evaluation in Toastmasters? If you said the speaker, you would be partly right.  Don't forget, one of the [...]

Front Page News

I read a post by Seth Godin today that caught my attention. It wasn't on WordPress (shame!), but since the blogger is also a rather famous author, I figure [...]

Done…but not Perfect

I finished editing the content of my first monthly newsletter tonight. I found a template that I liked and finished populating it with some info that I edited [...]

Speaking Tips: Should you thank the audience?

Yes. I love easy questions. The real question, though, is how should you thank your audience? First, the two times you should avoid thanking them: the first [...]

Speaking Tips: Introducing the speaker

I made a mistake once when I was asked to read an introduction for a speaker in my Toastmasters Club. I decided to ad lib a bit and mention some additional [...]

Writing Tips: Writing because you can

According to sources, thousands of you have taken my challenge to begin the process of writing something every day for the next 30 days. Well, at least I [...]