Talk to the Human

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 getting is that I’m speaking too fast. I think this means one of two possible problems (or both): 1. Trying to cram too much content
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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 Mind. Tonight’s talk was from his latest book, and Daniel was billed as “offering a fresh look at the art and science of sales
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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 Contest category. Again, I told the story from my club and area contest, about my experience joining the US Air Force after graduation from High School. I did
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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 not compete in the Table Topics category. I retold the story from my club contest, about my experience joining the US Air Force after graduation from High
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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 and “to be read” list for the start of 2014. What was awesome in 2013: – David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell. This guy can’t write a bad
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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 get a clean slate for 2014. So what is your resolution? I know, I know. Resolutions don’t work, right?
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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 about how to use quotes or other content in your speeches. So here it is, my top 74 rules…no, wait. My Top 5 rules for
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Recently I was asked to speak at a conference, and in the pre event discussions we talked about set up and equipment needs. I was asked to bring my own laptop, and the projector would be provided. Since I rarely use PowerPoint visuals, I was able to assure them this wasn’t necessary. When I asked
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As I mentioned before, the Mayans were wrong and now we have to deal with it. Your task for this week, come up with 3 goals that you’re going to work on, and write them down! Send a copy to three friends to keep you accountable. Get to it!