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A Note to the Losers in the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

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Yeah, congratulations and all to 2015 World Champion Mohammed Qahtani. But this post is for the rest of you. The losers. I've lost at club. 3rd Place.

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Why Women Almost Never Win the World Championship of Public Speaking

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"Image copyright 2015 Angie Key as Keyframe Photography, used with permission." How's that for a charged title? At club. At Division (twice!). Too fat?

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Shatter Your Writer's Block Pt I: Speechwriting in Reverse

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I don''t know what to write! You''ll have to Google James Caan/Misery to find out what he''s actually typing. I totally get it. And I did ok. dreams?

March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

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They say that between 30,000 and 40,000 contestants start at the club level, and average of roughly 2.7 Not bad, right? Well, it depends. Maybe.

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Levels of Credibility & the Big Lie for Speakers

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Credibility - it''s a quality every speaker must have. Credibility can help us believe in ourselves. Credibility can help other believe in us. Up Mt.

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2 Keynote Home Study Courses: Books 37 & 38 of 52 in 52

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The question now is -are these the right programs? While this can be perceived as a value add, it came up too many times for my personal tastes.

Speak & Deliver in Kuala Lumpur

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Lots of practices, lots of fundraising, all on top of regular life with six kids. I''ve been in this position before. NOT ME. Not this year.

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Nobody Cares About You!

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Believe it or not, it''s true - not single person in your audience gives a whit about you. You and your story. You and your success. We may like you.

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Toastmasters Friday: My Road to DTM - CHECK!

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I''ve been a Toastmaster for almost 15 years. I''ve competed on the world stage. Twice. Me: "Uh, no. Why AREN''T you a DTM?" Lots of answers there.

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Toastmasters Friday: Taking a Break doesn't mean Breaking Up

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Yes, I took a break. Even though I didn''t want to. Usually lasts two months or so. Life Happened. Back surgery. What have I been doing in the interim?

How to Speak & Deliver in 2016

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Great Caesar's Ghost! Has it really been since September 7th, 2015? Has Speak & Deliver been left dormant for 4 long months? Indeed, it appears so.

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Shatter Your Writer's Block Pt II: 7 Quick & Dirty Writing Solutions

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about ''Speechwriting in Reverse'' as a solution to Writer''s Block. In a nutshell, it means Speak, Record, Transcribe. RIGHT?),

Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction: Part I

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That someone else is our Introducer. That major key is our Introduction. Your introduction is a mini-speech - and I mean mini. Humor - yes, humor.

Own Your Industry - Book 23 of 52 in 52 - A Review of Douglas Kruger's latest book

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The first time I became acquainted with Douglas Kruger was on DVD - he was speaking in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.

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What I Learned From Ryan Avery: 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking

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Ryan is Really Tall - at least compared to me. Rich, did you learn anything from Ryan today?'' Ryan was energetic. Funny. Humble. And Yes. programs.

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Toastmasters Friday: What Makes A Champion? - Guest Post by Sharookh Daroowala

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As a Finalist in the Championship in 2014 - he should know! After all, the performances and stories of many Champs have become the stuff of legend.

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A Triumphant Return?

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After coming home from the International Conference in August, I haven''t done much speaking. Twice, in fact. Isn''t that always the way?

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Clint Eastwood at the RNC: 9 Ways He Made Our Day

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Last night, Clint Eastwood gave the world what it wanted. He gave people who are not Republicans a performance they could denounce and demean. Goofy?

12 Ways to Make the Most of the Seasonal Slowdown in your Business

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and of course, the one we ALL use. ''I''m But I''ve also found success in going the other direction. Particularly when so many others ARE ramping down?

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10 Ways a Contestant Can Add Value to their District

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It was suggested that winners of speech contests are often in it just for themselves, as they chase the trophy, and do little else for Toastmasters.

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Speak the Movie at Cherry Creek

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The response to the film was as positive as ever, and evoked a number of questions, including: - Is the contest fair? Haven''t seen Speak yet?

Losing Credibility in the Instant Information Age

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{EAV:311a9f443c52784a} Did this picture of Morgan Freeman make you want to read this post? If not, check out the Inquisitr article here.

Did Admiral McRaven REALLY Speak & Deliver?

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Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ ''77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations CommandThe commencement speech by Naval Adm. William H. Really.

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How to Speak & Offend: Part I

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I get questions , every now and again. Today I''ll tackle a recent favorite: "How do I avoid offending my audience?" I recently spoke in Toronto.

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The Imposter Syndrome

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"I haven''t succeeded enough." "I''m I''m not a financial success." "I I have too many problems." "I''ve I''m too (young, old, whatever)." "Who

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Book 9 of 52 in 52: The Message of You - Judy Carter

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I named ''The Message of You'' as one of my top books of 2013 - and vowed to re-read it this year. It''s THAT good. Hire Judy. Hire me.

Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction Part II: What Could Go Wrong?

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In Part I , we looked at the different parts of an ideal introduction for a real world speech. So once you've created it, you're home free, right?

Another Visit to Speak & Deliver's Story Graveyard

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These included the Harvard/Yale Goals Study, The Stuck Semi Story, The Starfish Story, and several others. But there are SO MANY MORE. via butter!

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Are You Wasting Your Audience's Time?

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You've got such an amazing story. You survived a plane crash! You cut off your own arm to escape certain death trapped in the Utah mountains! Freaking.

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How To Win the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking: A Book Review

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and ''Do you know this guy?'' Both valid questions, both of which I answered ''no!'' You''d think things couldn''t get worse from there. But they did.

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7 Public Speaking Social Media Strategies

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Is Facebook Public Speaking? How about Twitter, Linked In, and all the other Social Media platforms that exist today? And I mean ALL of them? Or is it?

The Epic Keynote - a Review

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Yesterday, I reviewed several books I've read this year in my Win Anyway Blog. Doesn't mean it's bad, however. 2 1/2 out of 4 Stars.

How Paul Harvey Can Help You Find Your Speaking Niche

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Guess who's cool again? Or, perhaps for much of today's generation, cool for the first time, at least for a day or so? the rest of the story".

Speaker Leader Champion - Book 13 of 52 in 52 Weeks - A Review

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In fact, I purchased the book as part of the record-setting attempt. Toastmasters, particularly those who compete, are going to love this book.

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Book 10 of 52 in 52: The Media Training Bible - Brad Phillips

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Speaking with the media takes a skill-set beyond public speaking, much like being a newspaper writer is different than a novelist. 5 Stars out of 5.

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Quick & Dirty Views on the Obama/Romney Debate: Round Three

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Tonight's third debate between President Obama and Governor Romney had a different feel that the others, to my eyes and ears. with 'cheap tires'.

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Speaking of the 2012 Toastmasters International Convention

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Just a few words from my heart to those of you competing at the World Championship of Public Speaking this year.

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Speak Up For Your Business - by Michelle Mazur - Book 22 of 52 in 52

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Yet another book not on my list, but just released, and directed straight at those who read Speak & Deliver! And she owns it. Love this.

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Foundational Phrases: Are They All They're Cracked Up To Be?

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One of the basic tenets of speaking is the Aphorism - a uniquely worded, concise point made in a memorable way. Simpson''s lawyer. It Contrasts.

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Book 3 of 52 in 52: Drive by Daniel Pink

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I know, I know - I''m WAY late to the party. Five years apparently. I still haven''t bought the book. I listened to it on Audible. And I was bored.

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