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Simple Steps to learning more about Public Speaking

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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Paid to Speak?

Free or Premium: Should You Be Paid to Speak? Many people wanted to get started speaking, but the more they read about the subject, the more overwhelmed they become. Where to begin looking for speaking gigs? Should I speak for … Continue reading

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What Is Your Message?

Define the Message You’ll Share Daphne loved the idea of speaking. She wanted to grow her makeup and beauty business but she wasn’t sure how to get started with speaking. Her mentor told her to focus on first defining her … Continue reading

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Grow Your Business By Speaking

How Speaking Can Grow Your Business Tammy was a copywriting coach who was looking to grow her business. A friend suggested she give public speaking a try and encouraged her to experiment with the idea. Tammy was intrigued but she … Continue reading

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Communication Is Today’s Most Important Life Skill

Possessing excellent communication skills can help take you far in both your career and your personal life. Many make the fatal mistake of thinking this skill is not important due to the advancement of technology, however, it’s even more important as we also need these skills to communicate electronically and learn. Continue reading

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The Power of Words

Spoken Words Have More Power Than You Realize Jasmine often called herself unattractive names. Sometimes, she did it when she was with friends and making self-deprecating jokes. But other times, she did it when she was angry and wanted to … 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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Know Your Audience

Have you been told this before? What does it mean? How are you supposed to get to know your audience when you are speaking at a new venue? An article in The American Society of Engineers says the following: “To … Continue reading

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Sandwich Month

I was reading a blog this morning this morning and found out that August is sandwich month. The first thought that came to mind was a toasted tomato sandwich with a tomato fresh from my garden (although I am still … Continue reading

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