Rory Vaden

Easy to be Cynical

"Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is [...]

Author Review: Take the Stairs

Rory Vaden is the author of the new bestselling book, Take the Stairs - 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. In promoting his new book, he recently spoke here [...]

Convention: Lesson 1 – Responsibility

As I walked into the room, there we no people there. There was, however, a good size stage and about 300 chairs, silent in anticipation of a future audience. [...]

Toastmasters Convention – Thursday Afternoon

This afternoon’s sessions were both really good. I always hate that I have to choose the sessions, and I feel the need to apologize to Rory Vaden (who I was [...]

Toastmasters Convention – Opening Ceremonies

I was worried that I might not have much to blog about tonight, but I have to say, "Wow!" The opening ceremonies at the 2010 Toastmasters International [...]

Toastmasters: Training – Day two

The second day of training is over, and I think I speak for 248 Toastmasters when I say, "I am spent." Today's sessions were really great, and over the two [...]

Toastmasters: Prepping for the Convention

This week, Toastmasters International is holding their Annual Convention at the Marriott in Palm Desert California. Here are a couple of thoughts for those [...]

What’s your Message?

You have your customer. Now it's time to think about how you deliver your message to him/her. We'll stick with the example from the last post, you as an expert [...]

Book review: No Laughs to Know Laughs

No Laughs to Know Laughs by Rory Vaden was published in 2007. This is a book designed to help people who feel they are currently in the "No Laughs" [...]