SpeakerBlogger.com is Live!

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http://www.speakerblogger.com/ I’ve been working with Arlen Busenitz on a new project, and we have taken it live this week. SpeakerBlogger.com is our new site to Help  individuals take their experience & passion and create a platform to help others and make a profit.  Take a look now, and sign up to get our free e-book, 7 […]

The write lesson at Starbucks

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Are today’s students learning the wrong lesson from college? I decided to try this Starbucks place everyone is talking about. No, it’s not a flashback post. I’m just not a coffee drinker, so I’m sitting here drinking an Orange Mango Smoothie, extra plastic top, extra grande straw, looking for a different view on things as […]

Writing the Icebreaker: Part two

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In Part one, you learned the first steps to creating an Icebreaker speech; the first speech you will give in your Toastmasters club. For this lesson, we’ll take our example message and work on our opening remarks. You may wonder how we can craft these without determining our three main points, right? Good call. Let’s draft […]

Writing vs Speaking – is there a difference?

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I read another great post today on Men with Pens. This post, titled How to find your writing voice leads with the same picture as this post (yes, I stole it). My point: when you want to find your speaking voice, you may want to start by examining your writing voice. In fact, the main […]

Writing the Icebreaker: Part one

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For the next few days, let’s learn about crafting an Icebreaker speech for a Toastmasters meeting. The Icebreaker is generally the first speech given in a Toastmasters club, and sometimes elicits a bit of anxiety in new members. For most speaking, I would suggest beginning with some audience analysis. Who is your audience and how […]

Find your message

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Do you struggle to get your ideas heard and remembered? Maybe you are having trouble deciding what your core message is? Maybe you don’t know that you need a core message? In the book Made to Stick – Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath, the authors discuss a logical and repeatable two […]