Clear and Simple

Darren's #10 Speaking Mistake was, Not Getting Clear on the Message. (more on his top 10 list here). I was asked recently, "What if I don't have a point for [...]

Tip – Teach to Learn

I've found that when I prepare a presentation to teach something, I always end up discovering something new about the topic, no matter how much I knew before. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Toastmasters: 5 Job Interview Tips

Are you looking for some quick tips for your next Job Interview? Take a look at this free video from Toastmasters [...]

Darren LaCroix’s Sunday session – Toastmasters District 22

Darren's Sunday session Check out his new product: Write Yor Keynote by Next Week Notes Learning world-class techniques You will be deputized coaches You [...]

Inside humor

Have you ever heard a speaker deliver an inside joke? Did you feel included? If not, did the joke make you feel left out? Now imagine yourself with the [...]

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 [...]

Before I Begin…

Have you ever heard a speaker say, "Before I start..." (or something similar) when beginning their presentation? Are they using phantom time? Bad news - [...]