Darren LaCroix

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 [...]

Opening – scene of the crime

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 [...]

Clear and Simple

Darren's #10 Speaking Mistake was, Not Getting Clear on the Message. (more on his top 10 list here). I was asked recently, "What if I don't have a point for [...]

Don’t Dilute your Power

"Don't Dilute your Power" One of the more interesting things I learned from Darren LaCroix last night was how using, or misusing, the stage could add to, or [...]

Darren LaCroix in Kansas City – 2016

Darren LaCroix delivered his remarkable presentation, Darren's 10 Biggest Speaking Mistakes! (and how to avoid them) in Kansas City this evening. More than 50 [...]

2016 Week One: The short list

Yesterday I posted about alternatives to the standard New Years Resolution. Today, I'm going to start week one by taking my own advice, and see how that goes. [...]

Welcome to 2016

If you're an optimist like me,then 2015 was an awesome year. Want to know how to make 2016 an even better year? Coming on Monday January 4th, we have an [...]

Toastmasters Convention 2015: Day Two – Patricia Fripp and Darren LaCroix

   Patricia and Darren held an awesome session which included some mini coaching as well as amazing points on improving your speaking that all of the [...]

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 [...]

2013 EDGE Net summit – Cincinnati

Today is a great day to hang with the champs. Darren, Ed, Lance and Mark did an outstanding job as always! Below are my raw notes with some [...]