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Ingite comes to South Dakota

Dahle Communication

Finally, South Dakotans are a big family. I'm excited for Ignite getting started here in South Dakota.

6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Chip and Dan Heath tell how school students in Miner County, South Dakota wanted to revive the local economy. Script the critical move.

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6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Chip and Dan Heath tell how school students in Miner County, South Dakota wanted to revive the local economy. Script the critical move.

2011 77

Flexibility - Lessons From The Road #2

Speak and Deliver

Coolest part of it is the picture I get of whats behind me when Im shifted into reverse. But.what if I couldnt? The show must go on.

I Owe it All to Toastmasters

Speak and Deliver

I''ve traveled to far off places like Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Toronto, Canada; and Pierre, South Dakota here in the U.S.

IABC Silver Quill Awards: Pacific Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Pacific Plains Region includes communicators from: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Call for Entries: [link

Native American Day versus Columbus Day

Dahle Communication

In South Dakota, we do not celebrate Columbus Day - we celebrate Native American Day. ' In fact, here in South Dakota, it is politically correct to say 'Indian Country' when talking about the reservations. I wanted to post this last Monday (since it was Columbus Day in most of the U.S.), Maybe not.

Co-Working Space opens up in Sioux Falls

Dahle Communication

Sioux Falls, South Dakota is still a fairly small town. While this is easily the largest city in South Dakota (with a population of around 800,000) it is still small compared to a lot of other cities. The population is about 156,000 with the surrounding metro area of about 235,000. One of those is co-working spaces. 

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

North Dakota: Just like South Dakota, only higher up. North Carolina: Not South Carolina. South Carolina: Not North Carolina. New York: We Rush More than South Dakota. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California.

Senator McGovern and Debate

Dahle Communication

Being from South Dakota, a state of only about 800,000 people, we have had our share of nationally prominent people. One of the greatest of those passed away this weekend, former Senator George McGovern. Most people know McGovern as the candidate who was defeated easily by Nixon in the 1972 presidential election.

Avoid making the big mistakes - what the Minnesota Vikings can teach us about public speaking

Dahle Communication

 Growing up in eastern South Dakota means one thing when it comes to professional sports - we usually follow the Minnesota teams.

Persistence is Key - build a following like Muse did

Dahle Communication

via muse.mu. Before the days of internet radio stations like Pandora and last.fm One of those bands was Muse. They were persistent.

Resolve to Speak.& Deliver in 2011

Speak and Deliver

Over in my Champion of Choice blog today, I mentioned I wasn't going to share a list of goals for the year. Paul's Club in London, England.

Smart, Well Dressed Teenagers - Our Future is in Good Hands

Dahle Communication

While some might not believe it, South Dakota is a very competitive state when it comes to debate. This coming weekend is a pretty big weekend for a lot of students in the Rushmore District of the National Forensics League. It is the tournament that determines who gets to go to the National Debate Tournament in June.

Educators need some new branding

Dahle Communication

I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I love teaching and coaching speech and debate. Here is the dilemma: my daughter says she wants to be a teacher.

How Twitter can used for good - Veterans help turns to social networks

Dahle Communication

At a mental health summit which opens Tuesday in Pierre, the North Dakota American Legion hopes to share its new program, "Courage Carries On," with South Dakota mental health providers and veterans' groups. via www.argusleader.com. This is one of the best parts of Social Media. I hope they are successful.

Toastmasters Friday: Getting Back on Track

Speak and Deliver

2010 saw me jump the tracks a bit, when it comes to Toastmasters. I wouldn't even count the office towards a TM award, at this point.

Humor Contest Results — Geo Foods

Humor Power

The Geo-Foods humor contest was popular. Our readers submitted many entries. Special thanks to Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara for the contest theme. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month. Here are the results selected by our panel of ten judges. ** FIRST PLACE **.

"NY is Louis XIV court, beautiful and decadent. on its way out," Vanessa Grigoriandis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  And I wouldn't risk a move to South Dakota.  Vanessa Grigoriandis says it: New York City is over, or rapidly on the way there.    In the July 13th edition of NEW YORK Magazine, Grigoriandis discusses reality show "NYC Prep" and the fictional "Gossip Girl." 

Speaking Season - 1 of 107

Speak and Deliver

Im in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this week, giving two presentations in the evening at Augustana College. Oops. 5comments: Abel said.