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Three Essential Skills

Three Essential Skills by Sina Marasco DTM Eastern Division Director, District 73 I came across a post by Sina Marasco tonight and it caught my attention – Three Essential Skills – all of which can be learned in Toastmasters.  Effective communication, … Continue reading

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Body Language

Body Language (Non-Verbal) vs. Verbal Communication Communicating with others is one of those basic life skills we all have. But if you want to communicate effectively with others, a good starting point is to understand the importance of not only … Continue reading

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Are You Shy When It Comes to Public Speaking?

Today I have the opportunity to bring you a special treat.  A guest post from my friend Rachel Youngson of UsePLR.com.  I have purchased her products and her training and she is amazing.    Thanks Rachel for the post ********************************************** … Continue reading

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Attract High Paying Clients

Use your presentation as a chance to provide value to the community that paid to show up. This means you want to include actual substance to your content. Don’t promise “15 ways to market your business on social media” then spend forty-five minutes talking about yourself. Continue reading

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Using Social Media for Speaking Gigs

4 Things Smart Speakers Do Before & During Events Elisa was attending her first conference as a speaker. She was excited and nervous. Since she’d never done this before, she reached out to one of her Facebook groups with experienced … Continue reading

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Speaking Events

Be Choosy about Your Speaking Events Natasha had been running her digital business for five years. When she was attending a business conference, she shared her story with the audience in a brief feedback session. She received a warm response … Continue reading

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Why Toastmasters?

Toastmasters can help you deal with the fears you have around public speaking. Continue reading

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Where Do I Find Speaking Gigs?

6 Ways to Find Speaking Gigs When Cassie wanted to start speaking, she was excited. She was looking forward to connecting with her audience but she wasn’t sure where to find those elusive first speaking gigs. A speaker friend recommended … Continue reading

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Take Action on your Dreams

Let us then, be up and doing With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dreams are not enough.  Dreaming will not get us anywhere if we don’t … Continue reading

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Seek First To Understand

For years one of my fellow Toastmasters, by the name of Fred Schuck has been insistent that we need to “seek first to understand” the people we meet and interact with. On September 11th, yesterday, my daily reading included this … Continue reading

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