Lady & the Champs 2013 – Mike Rayburn

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Mike Rayburn – bonus session If you don’t know who Mike Rayburn is, you’re missing out! Mike is in the National Speakers Association Hall-of-Fame, and for good reason. He’s both entertaining and profound, without coming off, well, like he’s profound. Check him out here: Mike’s Videos What if? Always ask, “but what if we could?” […]

Lady & the Champs 2013 – Ed Tate’s keynote

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Ed Tate keynote – Influence Without Authority How to achieve breakthrough results Great opening story about getting tickets to the US Open Speakers never have bad days, we just have new material Always see the best in person (PF) What were the elements of success, and how can you use them to get a yes […]

Lady & the Champs 2013 – Mark Brown’s Editing breakout

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Mark Brown’s breakout – Editing for Effect: how to say the most with the fewest words Many Toastmasters edit to reduce word count, in order to stay in time – in the real world, there aren’t many 5-7 minute speeches – sometimes better descriptions can be more important than cutting words Less is more (sometimes) […]

Lady & the Champs 2013 – Mark Brown’s Stage use breakout

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Mark Brown’s breakout – How to use the stage for maximum effect Stages vary in size depending on where you are Walk the stage before you speak – get a feel for the platform – get a “feel” for the platform (creaks, etc.) Trust the stage as the canvas of your masterpiece Not just wasted […]

Lady & the Champs 2013 – Ed Tate’s Training breakout

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Ed Tate’s breakout – How to Train & Facilitate Like a Pro Ed started with a exercise to determine your breakthroughs and challenges in training. First we worked alone for 60 seconds, then in pairs for another minute. What are your: Breakthroughs Challenges Objectives This is what your audience is thinking So what? Who cares? […]

Lady & the Champs 2013 – Mark Brown’s Keynote

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Mark Brown delivered! Mark opened asking how we would feel if he were to leave the stage and let Darren, Ed and Patricia have the time, because with his recent life challenges he really isn’t ready to talk to us. How would we feel? Disappointed? Hurt? Angry? If that’s how you would feel, imagine how […]