Toastmasters

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Toastmasters: Winning your Club Contest

My club held our International Speech and Table Topics contests yesterday (Thursday). After my District win in the Fall Evaluation Contest, I decided to pursue [...]

Toastmasters – Goals after that DTM award

I was speaking to a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) this evening, and we were discussing goals for members in her club. Then we turned to discussing her [...]

2013 TI Convention – Sam Davidson educational session

This is the only educational session I could make time for at this year's convention. Sam Davidson was very entertaining last year, and I've been waiting for [...]

Pro tips: Bring your own gear

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, [...]

Toastmasters D22 Conference: Ryan Avery’s Keynote

Today, the 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking, Ryan Avery, spoke today as the opening keynote for our 2013 Spring Conference. Ryan told an awesome story [...]