It’s easy to let life “happen” and cause you to miss doing some of the things you need to do. In fact, it’s even easier to let those distractions keep you from doing the things you enjoy doing, right? So, what’s the trick? How do you keep doing what is important, while also getting in
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Wichita Kansas was just host to the Toastmasters District 22 Spring 2011 Conference. International Director, Pamela McCown, 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking, Jim Key (www.jimkey.com) and Local speaker/author John Madden (www.leapdontsleep.com) were all on hand to provide fantastic keynote and educational session presentations. Saturday morning started off with Jim Key delivering his keynote presentation,
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Say it ain’t so! Last night I gave a not-so-well prepared speech at my Toastmasters club. I chose the Competent Communicator (CC) Project #4 – How to say it. My title was How to: The Verbal Busines Card. I’m giving a presentation on networking next week and I needed to tighten this part up a bit. Note: I learned about
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Next week I’ll be speaking at a local career fair about interviewing tips. If you have a moment, please answer a quick and easy survey about your experience with job interviews. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C6RJBL7 There are just five questions, plus two more if you’ve ever been on the interviewing side of the desk. This would really help me out
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Like a good story? Better yet, how about a really good I.T. story? No such thing you ask? Believe it, and read Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh (pronounced Shay), the CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. This first person account of the growth of Zappos.com from the years of
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Editor’s note: this post is a compliation of my notes from Lance Miller’s visit to Kansas City on 17 March 2011. 52 Toastmasters attended the 2-hour session. I’ll edit it in the next couple of days for better clarity. Lance’s site is www.lancemillerspeaks.com where you can find free materials and information. Don’t be afraid to speak
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Whether in speaking or writing, it generally considered a good idea to be brief. I was reading The Edited Life (a blog about writing) again recently, and saw this post. You’ve heard a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, this good rant paints a clear picture with just a few words.

Affiliate link alert: World Champions EDGE. This link will take you to the Edge website, where you can see some free materials or sign up for just $1 for the first month. Ed Tate likes to say “Review your Keepers”. This refers to the notes you’ve taken, and he says that if you review your
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Spent That’s how I feel, and I bet that’s how many people would say they feel. And not a negative spent, but a “wow” feeling. If I could summarize this weekend in just one sentence…I’d charge you big bucks for that sentence. Okay, seriously – here’s the takeaway: Discover. Design. Do. Disclaimer: I stole that.
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