Talk to the Human

This tag represents my central theme

Winning the Toastmasters Speech Contest

A few years ago, I wrote a post about contest speaking called Why you won't win your contest. This included many of the things I see speaker do at contests all [...]

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 [...]

Dude, you speak too fast

How could this happen? I've done such a good job (I think) in slowing down my speech as I continue to practice and improve. But lately, the feedback I've been [...]

World Class Speaking in Action – Get the Book!!

My Friend Craig Valentine, along with Teresa Dukes, Kim Myers and others have released a new book on World Class Speaking. Review to come [...]

Daniel Pink in KC

Tonight I'm at the Kauffman Founders School to see Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human, speak. I've been a fan ever since I read Drive and A Whole New [...]

Toastmasters: Winning your Division Contest

It's been nearly two months since my area contest win, and yesterday I competed in our Division Contest. I was representing my club in the International Speech [...]

Toastmasters: Winning your Area Contest

Just one short week after my club contest win, I competed in our Area Contest. I was representing my club in the International Speech Contest category; I did [...]

2014 – Happy New Year’s post

With so many friends and such posting book lists on Twitter, Facebook and their blogs, I thought I should do something original and post my favorites of 2013 [...]

Still recovering from the Mayan’s error

Well, it's the end of 2013, and I don't know about you but I still don't feel ready for 2013. I guess the good news is that this year is at an end, and now we [...]

10 tips for stealing great content

Kidding! I was just reading Erika Napoletano's recent post about how to do list posts, and it gave me an idea for one. Not so much about stealing, but more [...]