2016 Lady and the Champs – Women in Speaking

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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 […]

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

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   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 audience members could use. The session was titled Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to great on steroids…in Action! It was amazing!  My favorite line – I’ve never had a […]

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 […]

Lady and the Champs – Final Wrap-up

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Spent That’s how I feel, and I bet that’s how many people would say they feel. And not a negative spent, but a “wow” feeling. If I could summarize this weekend in just one sentence…I’d charge you big bucks for that sentence. Okay, seriously – here’s the takeaway: Discover. Design. Do. Disclaimer: I stole that. […]

Lady and the Champs – Saturday Morning

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Editor’s note: this post is a compliation of my notes for the morning. I’ll edit it in the next couple of days for better clarity. Okay. When someone asks you to volunteer at a speakers conference, be careful what you ask for. You might find yourself dancing (!) in front of 200 people. No more […]

EDGE Summit – Friday Afternoon

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Editor’s note: this post is a compliation of my notes for the afternoon. I’ll edit it in the next couple of days for better clarity. After lunch … I mean Lunch in Vega$, the champs started the afternoon session with a session on storytelling with Craig Valentine and Mark Brown. To be honest, I was […]

EDGE Summit – Friday Morning

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Editor’s note: this post is a compliation of my notes for the morning. I’ll edit it in the next couple of days for better clarity. The day started with Ed Tate leading his customary “Follow the Leader” opening that involved some dancing, along with whatever it is that I do that is like dancing. Yes, […]