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The Coaching Habit – A Book Review

November 9, 2016 1 Comment
The Coaching Habit – A Book Review

As leaders we often take on a variety of roles. There are days we are vision casters, cheerleaders, referees, bosses, managers, moms and dads; the list really could go on for awhile. However, one of the greatest roles a leader can take on is that of a coach. A great coach does so much more […]

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Hello, are you here?

April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Hello, are you here?

“There is one thing we can do, and the happiest people are those who can do it to the limit of their ability. We can be completely present. We can be all here. We can…give all our attention to the opportunity before us.” – Mark Van Doren quoted in, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress […]

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I Am A Writer

June 8, 2012 9 Comments
I Am A Writer

It is time to quit running scared. It is time to quit playing it safe. I need to quit making excuses and finally admit that I am a writer. First I need to issue a permanent retraction. Back in March I wrote a blog, “I really am not a writer.” Consider this an official retraction […]

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I really am not a writer

March 26, 2012 1 Comment
I really am not a writer

If you are looking for a blog where the grammar is always spot on, you may want to move along. English was never even close to my best subject. Photo Courtesy of Dvorty Girl (Creative Commons) Sure my introverted challenged ego would love the accolades of thousands flocking to my blog, and a #1 bestseller […]

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The Gettysburg Address: The Inspiration for Inspiration

October 13, 2010 0 Comments
The Gettysburg Address: The Inspiration for Inspiration

There are few things that are as moving as a great speech. However, creating a great inspirational speech can at times be an impossible task. To improve my public speaking skills, not only do I participate in Toastmasters, I also enjoy studying other speeches.  One of the great inspirational speeches of all time is the […]

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Great Conversation is Not so Hard to Find

April 27, 2010 0 Comments
Great Conversation is Not so Hard to Find

This is a speech outline I recently presented on Conversing with Ease. The Outline is adapted from the Toastmasters Interpersonal Communication Advanced Speech Manual Project # 1. www.toastmsters.org Basic conversation plays an important role in our everyday lives. We converse with family, friends, co-workers, the clerk at the store etc. It is via conversation that […]

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Know your Venue

March 2, 2010 0 Comments
Know your Venue

You have edited and re-edited your speech. You have spent hours rehearsing the speech over and over. All you have to do now is show up and deliver a grand speech. Or have you forgotten something? How will the height of the stage affect your presentation? How are the room acoustics? Will you be using […]

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Toastmasters Creates Successful Communicators

February 10, 2010 0 Comments
Toastmasters Creates Successful Communicators

For over 80 years Toastmasters has created a club program that creates successful communicators.  A local club provides a safe, but challenging environment for members to grow and excel in public speaking. Each new members receives the Competent Communicator manual. The manual consists of 10 speech projects that allow the speaker to add new skills with […]

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