Toastmasters International goes … international

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the first time in its 90-year history, Toastmasters is holding its International Convention outside of North America at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, Aug. International Communication Public Speaking Toastmasters 20-23. The featured presenters include Robin Sieger the former Head of Development at BBC Television who will deliver the keynote presentation during the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, Aug. […].

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Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

Manner of Speaking

The 85th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. The International Convention is the highlight of the Toastmasters year and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of ten speakers who will present … Continue reading → Toastmasters improv Renegade Saints Toastmasters Internationalthis August.

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Toastmasters International Convention – 2016

Manner of Speaking

The 85th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. The International Convention is the highlight of the Toastmasters year and I am delighted to have been chosen as one of ten speakers who will present … Continue reading → Toastmasters improv Renegade Saints Toastmasters Internationalthis August.

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Going Global: Toastmasters International Reaches Growth Milestones

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has grown its membership by 57 percent over the past 10 years.

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Toastmasters International Announces Keith Ferrazzi as its 2018 Golden Gavel Recipient

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned world-renowned author and entrepreneur Keith Ferrazzi is the recipient of the organization’s 2018 Golden Gavel award.

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International Speech Contest Checklist - It Begins Now.

Speak and Deliver

Legend has it that 5-time World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist John Howard would start writing his next International Speech on the plane ride home. Dananjaya Hettiarachchi International Speech Contest Speech Coaching Toastmasters Win Anyway World Championship of Public Speaking

Toastmasters International Announces Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation as its 2017 Golden Gavel Recipient

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned speaker and educator Erin Gruwell is the recipient of the organization’s 2017 Golden Gavel award.

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Facebook - Internal Survey Shows Employee Confidence in Social Network's Future Plunges 32%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As The Wall Street Journal reports, an internal survey found that employees' confidence in the future of that social network has dropped to 52%. Facebook employees are giving their employer coal in its stocking this year.

Toastmasters Friday: Why Does International Become Inspirational?

Speak and Deliver

And yet, even though today's judging training at Toastmaster International's website reinforces the above, few people do much else than give an inspirational or motivational speech.

March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

This is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningAs part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

International Women's Day - The Horror Isn't Over

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today is International Women's Day. Let's remember both the women and children today on International Women's Day. On Abovethelaw , it is female lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, who provides the history of such a seminal holiday.

International speeches?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you write speeches for audiences in other countries, consider this reference source: www.historyorb.com. It provides fast access to “on this date in history” references from countries throughout the world

My First Year – From Intern to Duartian

Duarte Blog

Presentation design? What does that even mean? These were my initial thoughts as I walked into the shop that would soon become my first job out of college and the start of my professional design career.

Those Unpaid Interns: Risky business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Craigslist help wanteds still carry myriad ads for unpaid interns. A number of disgruntled former unpaid interns had filed lawsuits - and won.   So risky this situation has appeared to Conde Nast that, after being sued, it had established the policy of not hiring unpaid interns.

Toastmasters International Speech Contest

Humor Power

The Toastmasters International Speech Contest, August 20, 2011, was a true international event. The Speech Contest Chair was John Lau, DTM, International President-Elect, from Kuching, Malaysia. The 2011 World Champion of Public Speaking was awarded to Jock Elliot from Bongaree, Queensland, Australia. Second-place winner was Kwong Yue Yang of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. And third-place was Scott Pritchard of Henderson, Nevada, United States.

David Muir: No ordinary intern

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That wasn't the kind of intern ABC News anchor David Muir was.    By age 13, there he was The Intern.  We think of "interns" as college kids testing out what they think they might like to work in, someday. 

Muhammad Yunus To Receive Toastmasters International's 2015 Golden Gavel Award

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned economics professor, founder of Grameen Bank and humanitarian, Muhammad Yunus, is the recipient of the organization’s 2015 Golden Gavel award.

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The Lady Vanishes: My International Speechwriters Conference keynote

The Eloquent Woman

My speaking style is to work extemporaneously and from notes on occasion, so I can bring you most of what I said at the International Speechwriters Conference, although this is by no means a transcript.

Now This: CBS Wants to Keep Covington/Debevoise Report of Internal Investigation Confidential

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More strange goings-on at CBS. 

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TJ Walker Channel is looking for Community Engagement Officers and Interns

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Community Engagement Officers Interns internship TJ Walker

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

Manner of Speaking

My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading → Rhetoric Toastmasters Florian Mueck Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Toastmasters International

International Business Times Lays Off at least 15

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Re/code reports that at the International Business Times (IBT), 15 or more employees have been laid off. The media industry continues to be volatile. There had been no "early warning" there would be job losses.

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Increase internal sales easily!

SpeakerSue Says...

Sales people are brave and when you’re selling internally, you need to be courageous too! You’ve come up with a great idea that you know will help your organization increase productivity and profits. The challenge is that it’s going to cost money and that is exactly what your executive team doesn’t want; they’ve been on a cost savings bender for a while.

The Interns: JFK v Clinton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If the story that Alford tells in "Once Upon a Secret" is true, then this graduate of Miss Porter's School had the adventure of a lifetime being the intern-mistress of the most powerful man in the free world. 

Playing The Intern Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Think about it: Why is it that The Intern gets the guy, the big career break, and even sometimes fame?    We read about this in Mark Seal's article in April's VANITY FAIR on life as an intern working for Dave Letterman.    All we have to do is figure out what edge The Intern has, then apply it, as much as we can, to our own professional life. To begin with, The Intern is an outsider. 

Higher Education, Feminism, Internal Investigations, Power Could Go on Trial - "Reitman v. Ronell/N.Y.U."

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should allegations about sexual harassment be investigated internally  The nature of power, especially between advisors and those they advise, as it actually operates. New York University has become the setting for a high-profile examination of hot button issues.    As Masha Gessen explains in The New Yorker , they include: The special institution higher education is in the U.S. What constitutes sexual harassment.

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March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

This is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningAs part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

March is International Listening Awareness Month - DC Event

Speak to Lead

This is International Listening Awareness Month, a time to focus on using the power of listening to make our lives, our communities, and our nations better. Listening active listening International Listening Awareness Month Listening listening skills Lou Hampton power listeningAs part of the awareness campaign, I am presenting a free workshop in Washington.

Increase internal sales easily!

SpeakerSue Says...

Sales people are brave and when you’re selling internally, you need to be courageous too! You’ve come up with a great idea that you know will help your organization increase productivity and profits. The challenge is that it’s going to cost money and that is exactly what your executive team doesn’t want; they’ve been on a cost savings bender for a while.

01/17/1998 - Era of Digital Media Began When Matt Drudge Broke Story of The Intern

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's because 20 years ago today - 01/17/1998 - the digital Drudge Report broke the story of The Intern. No Success has many fathers. Lots of founders of digital media outlets contend it was their site which made publishing online be taken seriously.

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International speechwriting assignments

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Several of the participants in this speechwriting seminar asked me how to attract international assignments. On Saturday, in Philadelphia, I taught “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting: How to Succeed … On Staff, or Freelance.&#. My starting advice? Make sure your resume notes any foreign language skills you might have. . Have you forgotten your college French/German/etc? Consider taking one or two semesters to brush-up your old skills. . You don’t need fluency!

Speaking of the 2012 Toastmasters International Convention

Speak and Deliver

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

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International speechwriting assignments

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve gotten some questions about freelance assignments for international work, and I’ll share tips over the coming months. . Keep in mind though: Many international speechwriting assignments can be completed from your own home office. One thing to know: If you get an assignment to meet with a speaker in, say, London, you will be expected to make the travel arrangements on your own.

Your internal writing critic, and one way to overcome it

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Paul tackles the topics of your internal critic and creativity and writing in a number of his books. But before we look at creativity and writing , let’s look at something that can interfere with creativity, or what I call your internal critic or censor. My internal critic/censor , Mr. Conron, would not give me a pen in grade five, the year students graduated from pencil to pen. Abandon your internal censor, and… On your mark … Get set … Write !

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Overcome your internal critic!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you want to write, you have to overcome your internal critic… My internal critic is Mr. C, my grade five teacher. Mr. C took his task of teaching me perfect spelling and grammar seriously by wielding his red marker like the sword of Zorro, forcefully cutting huge red gashes across my mistakes. He never once [.].

International Speaking Engagements: Equipment Photographs

Great Public Speaking

I've talked about this tip before, but ran into the same situation again this month while doing a public speaking engagement in Morocco. The primary languages there are Arabic and French. Just arranging for an overhead projector was very difficult. When I arrived as the opening speaker (after having confirmed three times an overhead projector and screen), none was to be found in the room.

Photos from the International Speechwriting Conference in London

The Eloquent Woman

Photos from the recent International Speechwriting Conference have just been posted on Flickr, and I''ve pulled shots of the day and some of my favorite speakers for an album on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook.

International Public Speaking: Think Global

Great Public Speaking

Now, it is no big deal to put us on a plane and expect us to address an international audience twelve hours later. A handy and inexpensive source of international background information is the Culturgram published by the David M. The world is getting smaller.

Exhibits International

Executive Speech Coach

Dear George, As an international leading provider of exhibits for Tradeshows, Museums and Special Events, Exhibits International was recently short-listed for a major US museum project. Sincerely, Sam Kohn, President Exhibits International George Torok The Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

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Writers: Stop battling your internal critic

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

All writers have internal critics harping at us to get our writing right. My internal critic is Mr. C, my grade five teacher. [.]. Tags: Business Writing My Books creative writing business writing internal critic writing process Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process, available Fall 2009. At the same time, it is just so darn difficult for most of us to remember all the picayune and inconsistent rules of English.

Distressed Harley-Davidson's Brilliant Marketing Initiative - Hiring Interns to Ride/Document on Social Media Hogs Across U.S. of A.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In addition, if the interns are cunning about marketing, they can leverage that experience into a big-time job with a public relations agency or launch a social media communications startup.  Harley-Davison's branding challenge has been to connect with a new generation.

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Law Firm, Mandeville, LA - Marketing Intern (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

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Public Speaking - International Best Foot Forward

Great Public Speaking

Get more international meeting tips! Put Your Best Foot Forward Mexico/Canada Do not call Mexicans by their first name until invited to do so. Mexicans hold a handshake, squeeze of the arm, or a hug longer than people from the United States and Canada do.