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Another Year of Great Reads – What I read in 2014

January 5, 2015 7 Comments
Another Year of Great Reads – What I read in 2014

I have a simple goal to read just 20 books each year. I know there are many who read a lot more than that but 20 is the right number for me. In 2014 I barely completed that goal by reading 21. It was a busy year.   Please note that the lack of comments […]

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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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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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Speech Editing

December 11, 2009 0 Comments
Speech Editing

I ran across a great blog today on speech editing, by Rich Hopkins.  Rich always shares a wealth of information over @ Speak & Deliver.  Check out “Editing your Speech: The Power of Precision“

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