Darren LaCroix

Speech Writing – Foundational Phrase

In my mind, the term Foundational Phrase comes from the Toastmasters 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, Craig Valentine. I discovered Craig’s wealth of wisdom as I entered the Toastmasters 2013 International Speech Contest and competed at the Semi-finals level. Now, in 2019, I’m revisiting how to craft a Foundational Phrase. Here are the resources …

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You Just Won Your Toastmasters District Speech Contest – Now What?

Congratulations on winning your District Toastmasters International Speech contest! Now what? Grab a copy of your Toastmasters District speech and upload it to YouTube so you can get it evaluated by previous World Champions, Advanced Toastmasters Clubs, mentors. Start developing your second speech, for Finals, right now! You will be presenting 2 speeches at the International …

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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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