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As I mentioned before, the Mayans were wrong and now we have to deal with it. Your task for this week, come up with 3 goals that you’re going to work on, and write them down! Send a copy to three friends to keep you accountable. Get to it!
This year, I had the honor of serving as an Official Timer for the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. That’s right, front row center, baby! In a change this year, TI is using a laptop to serve as the official timing device, which seemed to be a PowerPoint programmed to display a green slide with the word & [...]
Lisa Panarello gave a presentation called CPR Strategies for Successful Networking. I really liked the depth of information and the specific tips she gave. Her approach of Connect, Pitch and Reciprocate is easy to remember. Myths of networking Having hundreds of friends or twitter folders Having dozens of people like your Facebook page Sendi [...]
Here are the results (winners) of the semi-final contests – I’ll post the official link later tonight Contest 1 – D37 Brian Corey Contest 2 – D73 Andrew Kneebone (I saw him…he was awesome) Contest 3 – D83 Diane Parker Contest 4 – D51 Palaniappa Subramanism Contest 5 – D46 Mario Lewis Contest 6 & [...]
2011 World Champion of Public Speaking Jock Elliott presented the first education session of the convention. Titled The Journey, how to win the world championship of public speaking in thirty five years or less. Jock opened with some good humor: The only way to be sure of dying in bed is to never get out of bed. And that led into a story abo [...]
Thursday morning started off with a free EDGE event for members of the World Champions EDGE. Mark Brown, Ed Tate, Darren LaCroix, Jim Key, Lance Miller and Jock Elliott answered questions from speakers who want to improve their skills. I caught a couple of the questions and the champs answers below: How do I focus on one message rather than t [...]