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. However, to start the celebrations we are going to Darren's Launch party I will be adding a few comments on humor in public speaking. Then I am followed by two Vegas headliners. What is a girl to do!

The Empire Strikes Back

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Lessons from a Public Speaking Champion

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Darren was the 2001 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. In it, he chronicled his journey from a salesman of stereo speakers to a (very bad) stand-up comedian – he showed a tape of one of his early routines that was painful to watch at times – to the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking and now a highly paid, successful speaker. Last weekend, I was in Lisbon, Portugal attending the Toastmasters District 59 Spring Conference.

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

Presentation Zen

Even when I first started working at Apple in 2001, I overheard someone in my department say that you should never show up to a meeting with Steve Jobs with a deck of slides.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

gave just weeks after the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, and at two participants' success in using a workshop to build a better talk.

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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. Today’s post is about a remarkable young man named William Kamkwamba. William comes from a poor village in Malawi in southeast Africa. Life there is hard.

Create a PowerPoint handout from selected slides

PowerPoint Tips

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005. A subscriber ask me how she could create a printed handout that contains only some of the slides in the presentation. She wanted to create a handout with 3 slides per page. Here are the steps: For PowerPoint 2010. Choose File> Print.

World/Business Leaders - Did Prince Philip Set New Retirement Age at 95

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I have generated more money in 2017, so far, than I had for any entire year 2001. Queen Elizabeth, age 91, doesn't seem to have any immediate plans to retire. It's Prince Philip, age 95, who will throw in the career towel.

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Cultural Sensitivity and the Cultural Defense

The Communication Blog

The Cultural Defense Consider these two cases (Sikora, 2001): (1) A Chinese immigrant discovers that his wife has been unfaithful. In Interpersonal Messages , I include this discussion prompt. In a rage, he kills his wife. His defense was that this is the way his culture has taught him to react to infidelity. (2)

Find a Presentation Designer Here

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Her strategic expertise and creative PowerPoint design and strategic consultation skills have made her a valuable resource for her clients since forming her PowerPoint presentation business in 2001. Are you looking for a presentation designer?

Speaker's Remorse - The Strongest Editing Tool

Speak and Deliver

The humor bit involving 2001 Toastmaster World Champion of Public Speaking Darren LaCroix (there was a cutout of him on stage with me) could be enhanced even WITHOUT the cutout to this particular audience 3. Don't you love the feeling right after you finish a speech?

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.

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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. At last, we have some scientifically rigorous evidence to show that slides full of bullet-points don’t work. The research is the work of Chris Atherton , a cognitive psychologist.

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I Owe it All to Toastmasters

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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 I got involved in contests - my first District trophy coming in Fall of 2001 when I won the Evaluation contest. I owe it all to Toastmasters.

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

Speak and Deliver

I had access to two keynote creation ''home study courses'' this year, one by 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking Craig Valentine, another by 2001 WCPS Darren LaCroix and CSP, CPAE, and speaking legend Patricia Fripp.

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Toastmasters Friday: Writing a World Championship Speech - Speechstorming

Speak and Deliver

I've gotten lots of advice over the years though (all paraphrased): 'You've got to make 'em laugh, make 'em cry, and make 'em love you - in 7 minutes and 29 seconds' - from my various mentors at the club level when I started competing in this contest in 2001.

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

Speak and Deliver

Maybe this is a lesson more appropriate for my Win Anyway blog, but I learned it both from 2001 World Champ Jim Key a few weeks ago, and Ryan, so here it is. Ryan is Really Tall - at least compared to me. Rich, did you learn anything from Ryan today?''

2013 37

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

The Eloquent Woman

And on September 11, 2001, Rodgriguez's son Greg died in the attacks on the World Trade Center, while el-Wafi's son, Zacarias Moussaoui, was convicted for the attacks and is serving a life sentence.

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

Speak and Deliver

Darren has quite the reputation in Toastmasters and NSA alike as a humorist, has spent countless hours on stage as a stand-up comic, and, oh yeah, is the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking, for those who might not know. Again - not a book, but let''s not pick nits as we approach years end.

Just get out there

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Two of my interests are photography and public speaking, which is why I follow the blogs of Both Darren LaCroix , who won the world champion of public speaking in 2001, and Jared Polin (aka the Fro) , who is the most amazing photographer and teacher out of Philidophia.

Toastmaster Sunday: Do I Still Get Nervous?

Speak and Deliver

For those who don''t know, I''m a bit of a competition junkie - particularly with the Int''l - I competed from 2001 to 2009 as well as in 2011, getting as far as the Semi''s seven times, and the WCPS twice - so it took a great deal of time away from everything else in life.

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 ??????????? anathiplosis), meaning “doubling” or “folding” In plain English: Beginning a sentence or clause by repeating the last word or words of the previous sentence or clause. Effect: Repetition of the words adds rhythm and cadence.

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

The Eloquent Woman

In late 2001, nearly every public speaker in America had to at least consider whether to alter a speech planned before, but delivered after, the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center in the U.S.

What I Learned From Darren LaCroix Last Night

Speak and Deliver

In 2001, I got lost on the way to my first ever Area Level International Contest, and the winner that day was Del Hargis, who ended up on The Big Stage competing against Darren. After all these years, I finally got a picture with the man, the myth, the legend. I could have been Darren LaCroix.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Few leaders have to announce a retirement from public speaking, but because she was such a frequent speaker throughout her career, Thatcher did just that in March 2001, after a series of small strokes.

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TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

I've already mentioned a couple, above, but I don't want to leave out the best storyteller of the day (via 2001 TED talk video): legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend.

More on School for Scandal.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Paul's since 2001 - Michael Hirschfeld - will leave. Long before sexual misconduct allegations rocked the entertainment and media worlds, they shook up elite prep schools. Among them had been St. Paul's School in Rhode Island.

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). ——————————————————– Gestures are reflections of every speaker’s individual personality.

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.  Public relations case studies will be written about how Angelina Jolie's preventative double mastectomy singlehandedly moved forward breast-cancer awareness.    It takes a celebrity.

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.

International Speech Contest Checklist - It Begins Now.

Speak and Deliver

2001 World Champion Darren LaCroix talks about finding that one most important message you would share with your child (or in his case at the time, his nephew, I believe). Unless it started yesterday, or last month, or if you''re in Australia, several months ago!

Toastmasters Friday: The Quest for the Trophy

Speak and Deliver

Yesterday I posted a quote on Facebook from the Dallas Maverick's Dirk Nowitzki - a comment he made in post-game press conference following his team last victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder to send them into the NBA Finals.

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. Prevalent in politics but not in business, let’s take a look at some the rhetorical devices Mr. Jobs used in his 2007 iPhone launch presentation. Simply brilliant.

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!

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.

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&#. Beyond the accolades, having previously competed in the early rounds of the contest myself the contest is a good way to expand and improve your skills on the area of public speaking.

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. It's Memorial Day in the United States today.

Do you leave memorable messages – Darren LaCroix on originality

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is an interesting lesson from Darren LaCroix, the 2001 world champ of speaking. Do you give your own memorable messages, or do you sound just like everybody else? He tells an interesting story: Never use someone else’s story. This is a small industry… it won’t take long for the ‘owner’ to find out. After doing my “Ouch!” speech at NSA a few years ago, it was copied by somebody overseas just a couple of months later.

The truth about visualization for public speaking success

Speaking about Presenting

24, 2001). Many people think that this type of visualization can help you not only speak better but also help reduce your fear of public speaking.

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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. Influential New York Magazine is running a series "Single Ladies." " Here is one installment.