2017 – It’s a New Year

If there's one resolution I can keep year in and year out, it's my resolution to read. Here are some of my favorites from 2016, and some on my list for 2017: Read in 2016 Start.: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters, by Jon Acuff - as it says on Amazon, "Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps [...]

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Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Accredited Speaker

I was psyched. I was ready. I couldn't wait. In 2009, I had the good fortune to see Johnny Campbell speak at the TI Convention. This year, I heard he was speaking at the 2011 [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – E is for Excellence in Speaking and Leading

Dana LaMon in an Accredited Speaker and World Champion of Public Speaking. His session, E is for Excellence in Speaking and Leading was in front of a full house (over 400 [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Opening Ceremonies and Speakers

The convention is underway! Cool stuff right off the bat: 1. Parade of flags (always awesome) 2. Seeing friends carrying so many flags 3. Free book from one of the featured [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Board Briefing

Editors note: These are raw notes from the board briefing at the TI Convention. I'll post updated info in the next week or so. Today's Toastmaster International Board [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – TM and You

The Toastmasters and You session is an overview of the roles of Region Advisor, International Director, and International Officer positions in Toastmasters International. [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Brand Workshop

I've posted on the new brand launch on our District 22 website: http://district22.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/where-leaders-are-made/ Check out the Toastmasters Website for [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Tuesday Training and a Peek at Branding

The Toastmasters International Convention starts tomorrow!! It's gonna be sweet! Spoiler alert: This evening I snuck into the room where they are having the branding workshop [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Monday Training

Today began our much anticipated District Leader training at the International Convention in Las Vegas. Imagine 20 hours of training packed into about 8 acedemic hours, with a [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Sunday Prep

Welcome to Las Vegas! With the changes to the Toastmasters training schedule, I had to fly in to the convention location on Sunday in order to be here for the 6:30 am start [...]

Waiting vs. Failing

Have you ever told your boss, "I'm waiting on [somebody] to get back to me?" The question is, can the boss tell the difference between you waiting and you failing? I've never [...]