Public Speaking Tips

D44: Johnny Campbell – Win the Crowd

Accredited speaker Johnny Campbell spoke at the District 44 conference on Insider Secrets for Creating Winning Presentations, titled "Win the Crowd". What [...]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Patricia Fripp

Selling Yourself, Your Ideas, Your Expertise with Patricia Fripp Recently one of Patricia's clients told her the story about a potenial client who asked her [...]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Ed Tate

Ed spoke about Designing any Training in 15 minutes Ed had us get in groups and discuss our successes and challenges. These groups allowed us to brainstorm a [...]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Darren LaCroix Presentation Re-Boot

What is your one word?  Why do you want to do this? Why do you want to be on stage? What one word would you use to describe your journey and what got [...]

2016 Lady and the Champs – Women in Speaking

No matter how much I learn about speaking, there's always room to gain insights and new ways to connect with an audience. This weekend, I get my annual [...]

Learn to ignore feedback

I was watching Alan Weiss recently on Periscope, and he was discussing self worth. One of his pieces of advice was to "learn to ignore unsolicited [...]

Opening – scene of the crime

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 [...]

Toastmasters vs. Business

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 [...]

2016 Week Two: The next list

Last Week I posted about my first week of trying a one-week resolution. This was my alternative to the standard New Years Resolution. One thing I noticed last [...]

Attitude of Excellence

A while back, I heard Willie Jolley speak (in Nevada, MO), and learned about his 7 Principles for the Attitude of Excellence : 1. Don’t panic – [...]