The Focus Method of Writing

I’m usually asked how one gets started when it comes to writing a an article or a speech.  There are many ways to get started, however one way I use called the “Focus Method.”  This method will guide you through generating ideas for your article or speech, and will likely provide ideas for future ones […]

June 30, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Marketing, Self Improvement, Toastmasters, Training  No Comments

Are you “The Vader?”

Are you the Vader?  Conference calls and webinars are a mainstream in business and non-profit worlds, and if you are not participating in them now, you will be.  Here ere are a few conference call etiquette tips.

June 29, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Self Improvement, Toastmasters, Training  No Comments

Staring a Toastmasters Club

I have been a member of Toastmasters International since 2003 and have reaped the benefits in all facets of my life, and it helped me discover my love of teaching and training.  I was asked by numerous people how to get a club started, so read on for my brief step by step guide.

June 23, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Toastmasters  One Comment

Enhance Your Business and Personal Brand – Get Online!

My brother-in-law recently just started out in real estate and is looking to (obviously) sell properties and get his business going.  If you are starting a business like he is, you should consider enhancing your business and personal brand by getting online.

June 21, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Marketing, Self Improvement, Technology  2 Comments

10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint Design

The book Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition by Jerry Weissman reminded me that in Corporate America and in most presentation arenas, we tend to let PowerPoint slides do our talking, both within our presentation and after it is said and done.  We can correct this by following […]

June 18, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Marketing, Self Improvement  3 Comments