Craig Valentine

2016 Lady and the Champs - Women in Speaking

No matter how much I learn about speaking, there’s always room to gain insights and new ways to connect with an audience. This weekend, I get my annual chance by attending Lady and the Champs. There was a specific panel on Women Professional Speakers, including Patricia Fripp, Janelle Barlow, Judi Moreo, Cathey Armillas, and Jennifer
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As I was working on my speech for the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, I was listening to a storytelling lesson by Darren LaCroix, and he reminded me of a lesson that another World Champion, Ed Tate, teaches: Start your speech at the scene of the crime. He calls this the CSI opening – just like the
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Craig Valentine’s keynote Why did you laugh? Failure is funny if it isn’t happening to you Never stop asking questions Keep them Laughing – share your failure, flaws, frustrations and firsts – uncover (don’t add) humor to your speech – stories, characters and dialog – FDR – failure, dialog and reactions ( the look before
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The Toastmasters International Convention is coming next week, and I can’t wait to be there! There will be great speakers, awesome contests and lots of seeing good friends again for four full days. Here’s the schedule of events – http://www.toastmasters.org/Members/Convention/2012Events.aspx If you can’t be there, there will be some live streaming options, YouTube and photos for sale
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Craig Valentine likes to ask, “Are you looking for education, or validation?” Put another way, are you here to learn how to improve, or because you want someone to tell you you’re already doing it right? If you looking to prove that you are misunderstood, on the right track with the wrong people, or just
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“Yeah, baby!” – Austin Powers If you had been sitting there at the Toastmasters District 22 Conference in Joplin, Missouri… “Don’t overdo it.” – Craig Valentine Okay! Sunday we had Craig Valentine for a 2-hour mini-coaching session on storytelling. There isn’t enough pure unadulterated awesomeness in the English language to help you understand what you
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Wow! This morning, Craig Valentine opened the Toastmasters District 22 conference in Joplin, Missouri with Getting Remarkable Results in Leadeship and Life. As always Craig Valentine inspired! Some of the tidbits: Never seen a positive leader with a negative team. What you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo
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