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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Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day One – Board Briefing 

Our Toastmasters  International Convention kicked off today with the Board of Directors briefing. This is always an interesting event, and gives us (as members) a view [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day Zero – The Accredited Speaker Seminar Rochelle Rice session

   Rochelle's session on "Moving from free to fee" Rochelle opened up by having us stand in an "X" and breathe.  Dress the part, know what your doing and [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day Zero The Accredited Speaker Seminar Dan LaMon’s session

Dana LaMon, AS and 1992 WCPS spoke about Making your Message Memorable. I remember his message from the 2011 convention (blog post here) - it was one of the best sessions I [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day Zero – The Accredited Speaker Seminar Opening Session

  Today was the seminar for Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker program. In the morning portion of this program we heard some great tips from many existing [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: pre-day zero 

There's a trend in video games now, where the day before the game is released, a "day zero" edition is sold. It usually has a limited quantity and some special features. For [...]

Training with handouts

Have you ever sat in a training class with an instructor that spoke non-stop, perhaps with some nice slides? When the session was over, he assumed you got it and went on his [...]

Toastmasters D22: Jim Key’s awesome contest training

This last weekend, Jim Key visited the Kansas City metro here in District 22 and delivered what many agreed was an amazing session on Toastmasters Contests. In Jim's [...]

Tip – Teach to Learn

I've found that when I prepare a presentation to teach something, I always end up discovering something new about the topic, no matter how much I knew before. 3 things that [...]

2015 is coming

Well, it's New Year's Eve and time for my annual rant. Get a resolution! There we go. Have a great [...]

2015 Prep – 5 Speaking mistakes to avoid

2015 is bound to be a great year. If you're the type to make a New Year's Resolution and stick with it, the I imagine you've already decided on a course of action for 2015. [...]