Job Hunting – Using Toastmasters to Prepare for the Interview, Part III

For Part 1 of this series, I discussed valuable lessons that came from using prepared speeches to better develop my skills for the job interview process. In Part 2, we looked at how to Get to the Point to further practice and prepare for that next interview. In this segment, we’ll discuss using CC Speech #3, Organize your Speech and how to practice ways [...]

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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. [...]

Does everyone agree?

When I speak, I have a tendency to ask a lot of questions. I do this for at least three reasons. First, to check in with the audience and keep them engaged. Second, to help [...]

Throwback Thursday

I was listening to a webinar today from Naomi Dunford, and one of the questions led to some discussion about older content on our websites. Since I've been blogging for [...]

Board briefing – 2014 Toastmasters International Convention

Event though I couldn't make it to KL, I was able to watch the board briefing live on-line. Daniel Rex commented that our organization grew by over 7% this year! - 7.3 [...]

Winning the Toastmasters Speech Contest

A few years ago, I wrote a post about contest speaking called Why you won't win your contest. This included many of the things I see speaker do at contests all the way up to [...]

I know funny and you’re not it

I am a funny guy. No, really. People tell me all the time. One of the funniest guys I know, Darren LaCroix, once said publically, "Rob is a funny guy!" Yes, he used an [...]

Dude, you speak too fast

How could this happen? I've done such a good job (I think) in slowing down my speech as I continue to practice and improve. But lately, the feedback I've been getting is that [...]

Time to start writing again

Wow, I've been letting myself get distracted by too many things, and not continuing one of the most important habits I developed a few years back...writing. Ever let life get [...]