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Giving A Toastmasters Speech With Only 5 Minutes To Prepare!

I volunteered to participate as a speech contestant in a mock speech contest, officiated by Matt Peterson, during the Feb 15, 2014, Sacramento Toastmasters Leadership Institute training. I had not prepared a speech – on purpose. My goal is to see how far my Toastmasters – and in particular, Toastmasters’ Table Topics – training can take […]

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Dr Michael Greger - Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death

Every Medical Presentation Should Be This Awesome – Dr Michael Greger

Energetic, supremely funny and expressive! Every medical presentation and speech should be this kick-ass awesome, entertaining and informative. Dr Michael Greger makes data, stats, reports, studies and graphs super-fun and easily-ingestible! I am definitely taking notes for Toastmasters International speech contests. “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death” Dr. Michael Greger’s NutritionFacts.org is a noncommercial, science-based source for […]

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Vidal Sassoon Movie

The Steve Jobs of Hair – Vidal Sassoon Puts A Dent In The Universe

Like Steve Jobs and Apple, file Vidal Sassoon under visionary empire-builder! Business As revealed in the documentary Vidal Sassoon (2011) on Hulu, Sassoon is the first hair stylist to sell $1 billion of hair product after asking himself: “How can I make money while I sleep?” This feat requires both vision and business execution! An authentic break […]

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Darren LaCroix 2001 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking featured

Darren LaCroix – How To Find The Best Speaking Topics For You

Outline from Darren LaCroix’s “How To Find The Best Speaking Topics For You” Instead of “What do I say”?, ask “How do I help people”? There are “hot” topics, but the important question is: “What’s YOUR topic”? Your value is your ability to change perspective! The true value of your presentation is “perspective.” Think: where […]

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Michael Bay public speaking meltdown at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Michael Bay Doesn’t Have To Suck At Public Speaking

Reported as the Michael Bay meltdown, the film director of the Transformers movies totally crashed and burned while speaking on stage at CES 2014 in Las Vegas! But Michael Bay doesn’t have to suck at public speaking! What went wrong Here’s how Michael Bay totally screwed up on stage at CES 2014, the most anticipated show in […]

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