2013 EDGE Net summit – Cincinnati

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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 thoughts. Training issues that you may have to deal with Teacher and Student Student and Student Student and Materials Provide information in the format your customer needs/wants […]

Lady & the Champs 2013 – Darren LaCroix’s keynote

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Darren LaCroix’s keynote Leave your issues at the door Sometimes we bring past audiences with us Brian Tracy – “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” Don’t go to your family for inspiration, go to someone who has done it Get the information from someone who’s done it before – don’t buy […]

Darren LaCroix’s Sunday session – Toastmasters District 22

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Darren’s Sunday session Check out his new product: Write Yor Keynote by Next Week Notes Learning world-class techniques You will be deputized coaches You will never evaluate the same again Teach these techniques as soon as you can Evaluate someone this week using these techniques World champion speech – practiced/recorded that speech 22 times – […]

Darren LaCroix’s opening keynote – Toastmasters: 2012 Fall Conference

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Darren’s session Check out his new product: Write Yor Keynote by Next Week Notes 1994 club meeting – club president Dan Jones asked, “Darren, what do you have to give?” “what do I have to give?” “Why don’t you a speech on how to add humor to speeches?” “People would want to hear that?” Darren […]

2012 TI Convention – Thursday EDGE Breakfast

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Thursday morning started off with a free EDGE event for members of the World Champions EDGE. Mark Brown, Ed Tate, Darren LaCroix, Jim Key, Lance Miller and Jock Elliott answered questions from speakers who want to improve their skills. I caught a couple of the questions and the champs answers below: How do I focus […]

2012 Toastmasters International Convention

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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 […]

Secrets of the Secrets of Storytelling

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What are the three most common ways to learn anything? 1. Figure it out for yourself (difficult, time-consuming, and a high probability of failure/quitting) 2. Learn from experts on your own (Books, Videos, other “learn at home” courses) 3. Learn from the experts directly The first method is the slow, painful, learn-from-every-single-mistake method that has […]

Edge Summit – Sunday 21 Aug

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Have you ever taken in more information that you can process? Some of the notes below may be familiar to you if you’ve read my blog before, or if you’ve studied with the Toastmasters World Champions of Public Speaking. There are some new thoughts, some mindset changes, and some of the best advice you’ll ever […]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Darren LaCroix

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Speaking “Outside” of Toastmasters for Fun, Profit and Club Building! was the first session of the day for Thursday at the convention. Has you probably know, Darren is a fan favorite, and the 600+ seat room was filling fast as the start time approached. Darren’s opening was fantastic – he started by wearing a bow […]

Toastmasters: Why you won’t win your contest

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Have you been practicing? Working on your contest speech? Did you manage to win your club, area or division contest? You probably did it one of two ways. Either you are beyond awesome, which means you aren’t even bothering to read this anyway, or you did it despite a few minor imperfections. If you were […]