Opening – scene of the crime

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As I was working on my speech for the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, I was listening to a storytelling¬†lesson by Darren LaCroix, and he reminded me of a lesson that another World Champion, Ed Tate, teaches: Start your speech at the scene of the crime. He calls this the CSI opening – just like the […]

Throwback Thursday – Toastmasters Club VP of Education: Key to Membership Retention

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You may not see it in every club, but one key member to the success of the club is the Vice President of Education. How can the VP of Education help with membership retention? Here are a couple of ways (some of these are things you may already be doing): 1. Speak to your members […]

Toastmasters vs. Business

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Today I attended a half day session with FranklinCovey in Kansas City. One segment of the training was titled Presentation Advantage and obviously is a topic I am familiar with. I was curious what take FranklinCovey had on this topic, and how it would differ from Toastmasters. Purpose: This program defined a presentation as “The¬†sharing […]