Toastmaster Tips – 10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes

Top executives often fall flat on their faces as speakers. How come intelligent, business-savvy people end up boring their audiences? They fail to recognize that public speaking is an acquired skill that improves with practice and honest feedback. Speaking for 20 minutes before the right group of people can do more for your career than spending a year behind a desk! Rob Sherman, an attorney and public speaker in Columbus, Ohio, says in an article in the Toastmaster magazine to avoid these mist

Toastmaster Tips – 10 Tips for Public Speaking

Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here are some proven tips on how to control your butterflies and give better presentations: Know your material. Pick a topic you are interested in. Know more about it than you include in your speech. Use humor, personal stories and conversational language – that way you won’t easily forget what to say. Practice. Practice. Practice! Rehearse out loud with all equipment

What Qualities Represent a Great Leader?

[audio:001_A_021_Ted Henderson_Quote9CalvinCoolidge_2009_02_08.mp3] It's popular to believe that a cigar chewing, crew-cut, fire breathing son of a gun, gets the most out of people and is the prototype of a great leader. You do occasionally find instances of this but let's take a moment and think of modern US history from WWII forward.  Does this description fit Franklin Delano Roosevelt? No, he doesn't fit the mold. Harry Truman? No. John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King?  No. I think you get

How to Approach a Job Search

Be 100% Focused on Your Goal One of the main reasons job searches are either unsuccessful or frustratingly slow is that either you aren’t sure what you want or you aren’t treating it as a “do or die goal”. What this means is simply that you need to have the perseverance and the will to refuse to accept not achieving your goal. In other words you have to be single-minded and goal focused. After all it is “your” job you are chasing after but you have to outlast the pack. You are Your