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Darren LaCroix 2001 Toastmasters World Champions Endorsement

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

    This weekend Darren and I conduct our speech coaching camp in Las Vegas. Then I am followed by two Vegas headliners.

Steve Jobs: "People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint"

Presentation Zen

This was a point that was made too by Steve Jobs in several of his interviews with biographer Walter Isaacson in his book called simply Steve Jobs. (In

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

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Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

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The Empire Strikes Back

Manner of Speaking

Well, it appears that PowerPoint has friends in high places. The CUA slides only change when a new commander arrives or the war ends.

Lessons from a Public Speaking Champion

Manner of Speaking

Darren was the 2001 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. Last weekend, I was in Lisbon, Portugal attending the Toastmasters District 59 Spring Conference. There were so many things that I enjoyed about the conference and I will be talking about it in future posts. One of the guests of honour at the conference was Darren LaCroix.

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25 Ways to Make a Point

Manner of Speaking

Gamache , an internationally acclaimed bilingual (French and English) speaker who finished 3rd in the 2001 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. . One of the many public speaking resources that I consult regularly is an email newsletter from J. In a recent email , J. Finding creative ways in which to do so is key. . Example.

Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

Are you looking for a presentation designer? Rick Altman, Better Presenting. There are plenty of PowerPoint trainers in the world. Better. Easier.

Analysis of a Speech by William Kamkwamba

Manner of Speaking

In 2001, Malawi was hit by a famine and William’s family had to survive on one meager meal per day. Life there is hard.

Speaker's Remorse - The Strongest Editing Tool

Speak and Deliver

Don't you love the feeling right after you finish a speech? What a rush! For about 30 seconds. Suddenly. Speaker's Remorse. Grumble, grumble, grumble.

March Madness and the World Championship of Public Speaking

Speak and Deliver

Elsa/Getty Images Considering I''ve been going after this title since 2001, I really have no choice but to say YES. Not bad, right? Maybe.

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I Owe it All to Toastmasters

Speak and Deliver

Turns out, the guy went on to speak on the World Stage in 2001 - so he either Won Anyway, or he changed his speech a bit! (He

New evidence that bullet-points don’t work

Speaking about Presenting

Recent work ( Cowan 2001 ) has estimated working memory capacity to be around 4 chunks of information: 2. The research. Sparse slides.

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

Speak and Deliver

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.

Toastmasters Friday: Writing a World Championship Speech - Speechstorming

Speak and Deliver

For those of you not watching my every move, I'll recap a bit. So how does one write a World Championship speech? Darned if I know. Write. Outline.

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

Speak and Deliver

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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Cheap and Easy to Use Technology Enables Even Small Companies to Trump Traditional Media

Content Marketing Today

A sophisticated Web site that would have cost $500,000 in 2001 can be replicated today for $5,000. She did this on her own at no cost.

Famous Speech Friday: Phyllis Rodriguez & Aicha el-Wafi on 9/11 forgiveness

The Eloquent Woman

They are both mothers. So that makes one more thing they have in common, according to Rodgriguez. Our suffering is equal.

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Get More Laughs - Darren LaCroix: Book 34 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

Again - not a book, but let''s not pick nits as we approach years end. So I figured his program on humor, ''Get More Laughs '', might be worth my time!

Toastmaster Sunday: Do I Still Get Nervous?

Speak and Deliver

Yesterday I competed at my first Division Contest in two and a half years. Anthony''s Hospital in Lakewood, CO. My stomach cramped up. Embrace it.

Famous Speech Friday: Carly Fiorina's post-9/11 speech

The Eloquent Woman

That attack changed every aspect of context. Words, jokes, and previously acceptable phrases all came under closer scrutiny. Address all of them.

What I Learned From Darren LaCroix Last Night

Speak and Deliver

After all these years, I finally got a picture with the man, the myth, the legend. I could have been Darren LaCroix. Now I have to admit something.

Famous Speech Friday: Margaret Thatcher's "Iron Lady" speech

The Eloquent Woman

But long before anyone knew her, it was her speaking that made her stand out. Let us," "Let's," "we must" are her call-to-action constructions.

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TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend. Let's call these the "DOs." Well, I never." Or something like that. Brilliant.

Just get out there

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

They both have a lot in common: Both are passionate about their respective professions. Both are exceppent in their profession. First, KEEP SHOOTING.

Rhetorical Devices: Anadiplosis

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Bush, Address to Congress, 20 September 2001. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Anadiplosis. Origin : From the Greek ??????????? Effect: Repetition of the words adds rhythm and cadence. The repeated words are emphasized. Fear leads to anger.

7 Key Ways to Gesture Effectively

Pivotal Public Speaking

Copyright, 2001 Philip Lief Group Inc & Lenny Laskowski. from “ 10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking &#. Chapter 5 - pages 107 - 110). What’s right for one speaker may not be right for another; however, if you apply the following seven rules, you can become a dynamic, confident speaker who uses gestures well. chart.

Angelina Jolie: Breast-cancer awareness takes giant step beyond pink

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  My sister Camille Genova Klinga died of breast cancer in 2001.    It takes a celebrity. Scrap the pink campaign. 

International Speech Contest Checklist - It Begins Now.

Speak and Deliver

Unless it started yesterday, or last month, or if you''re in Australia, several months ago! Have you given your first six speeches? Write it. Edit it.

Masterful mood changes in Obama's latest masterpieces on Trump and Bin Laden

Max Atkinson

On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. Luck turned out to be on his side. No Americans were harmed.

Toastmasters Friday: The Quest for the Trophy

Speak and Deliver

That year they faced a still powerful Shaquille O'Neal and a young, healthy Dwayne Wade. Uh-oh. People wondered if he was minimizing victory. Now what?

Rhetoric isn’t a bad thing—16 Rhetorical Devices Regularly Used by Steve Jobs

Duarte Blog

In 2001, we introduced the first iPods, and… it didn’t just change the way we all listen to music, It changed the entire music industry.”*. The word “rhetoric” gets a bad rap as a form of oratory manipulation; I view it as a communication device. When used well, it can be very moving. Simply brilliant. Steve Jobs. Two percent market share.

Getting Paid to Speak by Next Week: Your first engagements

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

One of my partners in World Champions Edge , Darren LaCroix  who was the Toastmasters International 2001 World Champion has a great service for new and emerging professional speakers “Get Paid to Speak TV.”. Getting paid to speak by next week: how do you get your first engagements? These were the topics on my event with Darren LaCroix.

Toastmasters Friday: I Won My Contest, Now What?

Speak and Deliver

I got lost going to an Area Contest in 2001, and the guy who won that contest went to the World Championship. Hey - way to GO! not.done!

Fripp Executive Speech partner Darren LaCroix promotes Vegas event

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

2001 International Toastmasters World Champion Darren LaCroix partnered with me in our Coaching Camp at Lake Las Vegas.

5 Tips for Giving an Honorable Eulogy

Speak and Deliver

We've seen a fair amount of very public memorials in the last 20 years that have 'raised the bar' for what we might expect from ourselves – from the pomp and circumstance of Princess Diana to the entertainment extravaganza of Michael Jackson to the somber despair witnessed following September 11th, 2001. Be Personal. Share the connection.

Toastmasters World Champion 2009

Pro Humorist

The Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking for 2009 is Australian Mark Hunter, with his speech “A sink for a green tomato” In seems that previously, Mark competed in the 2001 World Championships which has since produced 2003 winner Jim Key. Related Posts: America-phile – Life Across the Pond Toastmasters in the U.S.

Toastmasters World Champion 2009

Pro Humorist

In seems that previously, Mark competed in the 2001 World Championships which has since produced 2003 winner Jim Key. The Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking for 2009 is Australian Mark Hunter, with his speech “A sink for a green tomato&#.

The truth about visualization for public speaking success

Speaking about Presenting

24, 2001). But there are other types of visualization that can help you in both these areas. Visualization for best performance. rehearsing.

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Single & Female - Stigma lifting, a bit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When I moved into the house I had bought in 2001 in West Hartford, Connecticut, two neighbors told me all about the single geezers in the neighborhood.

"Trojan Horse" Metaphor Gives Power To Donald Trump's Monday Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure enough there was one in 2001. Donald Trump knows to keep his public speaking topical. Here is The New York Times coverage of his talk.