The most important part of giving a speech: practicing and then letting it sink in when you’re sleeping – long before you actually give the speech. Rinse and repeat.
Archive | August, 2010
Outstanding: Dear friends of mine owned a restaurant many years ago and I would regularly see the husband in the mens restroom – cleaning! The restroom ALWAYS looked spotless and smelled amazing! And the food, service and host/hostess greetings were equally professional, friendly and clean. Problem: They eventually sold the restaurant to a new set […]
“Taking your life to another level includes Toastmasters as part of expanding beyond your fears and building a new life!” ~Othello Curry (Guest at Capital City Toastmasters, Sacramento, CA, Aug 23, 2010)
Traditional dating has always been a form of slimy used car salesperson’s bait-and-switch mixed with a too-good-to-be-true job interview.
Zappos.com’s Core Values (video excerpt): Deliver WOW Through Service Embrace and Drive Change Create Fun and a Little Weirdness Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded Pursue Growth and Learning Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit Do More with Less Be Passionate and Determined Be Humble All which you […]
I’m entering my very first Toastmasters speech contest as an actual contestant on Sept 9, 2010 in Sacramento, CA. It’s the Humorous Speech Contest and I’ve been jotting down ideas for the last week. And, of course, my eyes and ears are wide-open to what makes a humorous speech work. I just ran across this […]
Agreement #2: Don’t Take Anything Personally. [amazonshowcase_6a64f4b473f26b5280f0a7039d9ea3ac]
How four ultra-successful twentysomethings leveraged their brilliant ideas into major businesses online. And how you can, too. Entrepreneur Magazine, September 2010 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217183
Give a speech. Win a client. As simple—or even scary—as that formula sounds, a host of entrepreneurs have found that conquering public speaking can be the route to more contacts and customers. Impressing people with your expertise at a conference, in a classroom or over the radio can sometimes win more business than making sales […]