I was speaking to a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) this evening, and we were discussing goals for members in her club. Then we turned to discussing her goals. “I’m working on my next CC, as always” she said, “but I don’t really have a goal.”
As a Toastmaster, have you ever fallen into that trap of thi [...]
Are you ready with your 2013 resolution(s)?
Me neither. If you’re anything like me, you were banking on the Mayans calling it correctly, and you haven’t even thought about 2013, much less what you’ll do better in the new year.
Luckily, I uncovered an lost Mayan rumor that taught me a valuable lesson about resolutions. You ma [...]
How would you like to improve your storytelling techniques with just three simple tips? As a speaker, you may already know the importance of using dialog more than narration to improve your stories. Stronger dialog can lead to a stronger connection and help you capture and hold the audience’s attention.
Developing stronger dialog can h [...]
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Tomorrow I’m launching the site for my Candidacy for International Director (one of 14) in Toastmasters International.
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One of my favorite blogs is Redhead Writing by Erika Napoletano. Recently, she authored The Power of Unpopular – A Guide to Building your Brand for the Audience who will Love you (and why no one else matters).
Great title. Great content. 5 stars. (oops, that last part is supposed to be at the end of the review, sorry).
I think what I l [...]
I’m feeling rather inspired tonight.
When something like that happens, I seem to be bent on analyzing why. I’m not positive about that being a good thing, but it’s who I am.
I’m not referring to any sort of cookie-cutter formula. I was really thinking about what it took to inspire me, and what do I do that could (or [...]
For some, 20 years of experience is 20 years of continuously learning new skills, gaining experience and becoming a seasoned specialist in your area of expertise.
For others, it’s doing the same work each year for 20 years. In other words, one year of experience repeated 20 times.
If there’s a down-turn, who gets laid off first?
I’m so glad I went to this session! Sam Davidson was very entertaining and presented a session relevant to any Toastmaster looking to make money speaking. Although some material was information I was familiar with, hearing it presented in a different way helped reinforce some great ideas and the session was a lot of fun as well.
His tit [...]