Public Speaking Tips

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 – [...]

The value of coaching

What is the ideal outcome you'd like to experience? From Alan Weiss - Million Dollar Coaching (reviewed here) Have you ever had a speaking goal to achieve, [...]

Clear and Simple

Darren's #10 Speaking Mistake was, Not Getting Clear on the Message. (more on his top 10 list here). I was asked recently, "What if I don't have a point for [...]

Don’t Dilute your Power

"Don't Dilute your Power" One of the more interesting things I learned from Darren LaCroix last night was how using, or misusing, the stage could add to, or [...]

Darren LaCroix in Kansas City – 2016

Darren LaCroix delivered his remarkable presentation, Darren's 10 Biggest Speaking Mistakes! (and how to avoid them) in Kansas City this evening. More than 50 [...]

Did you forget to start?

Okay...it's January 2nd. Resolution check - how's it coming? What?? You forgot to make a resolution? No way! Or...did you just forget to start? Or maybe [...]

Welcome to 2016

If you're an optimist like me,then 2015 was an awesome year. Want to know how to make 2016 an even better year? Coming on Monday January 4th, we have an [...]

Contest prep – story selection

As I look forward to the 2016 Toastmasters International speech contest, I've given a bit of thought to what makes the best story for that event. In 2014, I [...]

Toastmasters: 2015 Contest season wrap-up

This year, I had a chance to put my money where my mouth is in the International Speech Contest. As the Division S representative, I competed in our District [...]