Holy Cow – Dan Pink has a podcast

I don't know if you've heard of it, but the 1-3-20 podcast with Daniel Pink is out there, it's free, and it's just plain awesome. Daniel Pink is my favorite author, and on top of having some incredible books, he also interviews other outstanding authors for his podcast. According to his page: "In each episode, Dan will choose one book that has made an [...]

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More Writing for Speakers

Some of you might have read some of my previous posts about writing, and think, "I don't want to write every day, or even every week". Until 70 or so days ago, I felt the same [...]

Speaking Tips: Vocal Variety

In a few recent Toastmaster speeches, I've been told that I need to work on my vocal variety. I've never been a monotone speaker, either in my own mind nor from the [...]

Website updates

This week, I'll be trying out some new software to see if I can improve my speaking web site, www.robchristeson.com. I'm going to try Microsoft's Visual Web Developer 2008 [...]

Toastmasters: Contest attendance

This morning (at 6:30 am), I'm driving up to Topeka to watch the Division T Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests. Division T consists of 4 Areas in northern Kansas, which [...]

Speaking about Reading while Driving

A few nights ago, I posted some thoughts on how to read while driving. At our Semi-Pro Toastmaster's club meeting last night, I gave a 7 minute speech about the topic and [...]

Question 1: Ace your next Interview

Do I have your attention? In this post, you're going to learn some strategies for handling the one dreaded question: "What is your biggest weakness?" You may have heard this [...]

Not every nail needs a hammer

Many speaking tips that I have learned, used successfully and post here apply to a great number of different speaking situations. However, no speaking situation requires you [...]

Leadership tips: The to-do list

When I found myself out of work back in February, I wasn't sure what the right course of action was, other than my obvious "look for a job" plan. With some useful advice, I [...]

Will social media make you famous?

No...unless you use it correctly. For the past 60 days I've been conducting something of a social media experiment with my blog. Now, I'm no balloon-boy-quality amateur [...]

Reading while Driving

 Have you ever tried to read a text message on your cell phone while driving? I hear that it's a tough thing to do, and not very safe. But what if you want to catch up on a [...]