Do you know why we “wait” for the fist day of the new year to declare a resolution? There are quite a few theories out there, some of which are better than others. The important question is, how can we be successful in our resolutions? You’ve no doubt heard a plethora of statistics that tell […]
I picked this book up after hearing the author and other World Champions of Public Speaking on a CD set I had purchased last year. All of those on the CD set, including author Craig Valentine, had very professional styles and believed in providing valuable information in their products. I picked this up, hoping […]
Did you wake up at 4am on Black Friday to get a jump on the holiday shopping? You may thing that only a crazy few of us were out there driving in the dark, but you’d be wrong. One CNN report estimates 134 million shoppers were out yesterday, although better stats are expected in the […]
As of today, 27 Nov, I’ve moved my blog over to the www.talktothehuman.com URL, instead of being on WordPress’ site. This is still a wordpress blog, but now hosted on my web site. Enjoy!
Have you ever heard someone tell you that you shouldn’t use notes in a speech? It almost sounds impossible, doesn’t it? Imagine having to give a lengthy presentation, and you suddenly draw a blank. How do you handle it without a reference to where you should be? Here’s the secret: Go ahead and use notes. […]
At this weekend’s Toastmasters District 22 Fall Conference in Topeka Kansas, many people had the opportunity to see some outstanding presentations, including some fantastic contest speeches. Watching these marvelous efforts, the question came to my mind of how these contestants handle that “next speech” in their home club after working so hard to give a contest-quality speech. I didn’t just think […]
With the Toastmasters Conference this weekend, this week’s book review will be a couple of days late….stay tuned!
I just received Darren LaCroix’s two new CDs, Secrets from a World Champion Speaker Coach and Speak Outside of Your Club for Fun, Profit, and Club Building. Both are single CDs and less than an hour each. This means I should be able to listen to both of them on my drive to Topeka tomorrow […]
Over the past week or so, I’ve been reading the CD version of Malcolm Gladwell’s newest book, What the Dog Saw in my car. If you’re a fan of Gladwell’s, you won’t be disappointed in this work. He does a fantastic job of analyzing some commonly held beliefs and reported stories, giving the reader a unique […]
Wednesday evening I gave an 8-minute speech titled ACE your Conclusion for my Toastmaster’s club, the Boeing Acievers #3990. Take a look right here. The speech was from the Entertaining Speaker manual, speech #2 – resources for entertainment. In this project I was supposed to use examples from other sources, so I chose information from […]