Talk to the Human

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2015 Prep – 5 Speaking mistakes to avoid

2015 is bound to be a great year. If you're the type to make a New Year's Resolution and stick with it, the I imagine you've already decided on a course of [...]

Does everyone agree?

When I speak, I have a tendency to ask a lot of questions. I do this for at least three reasons. First, to check in with the audience and keep them engaged. [...]

Throwback Thursday

I was listening to a webinar today from Naomi Dunford, and one of the questions led to some discussion about older content on our websites. Since I've been [...]

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 [...]