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Leadership: It’s Not About You

One of the greatest things about leadership is that we all bring something different to the table. If you were to read articles on good leadership qualities, you would usually see factors like integrity, effective communication and influence. These are all wonderful qualities of a

How To Win A Toastmasters Speech Evaluation Contest

I interviewed the 2007 District 36 speech evaluation contest champion, Christine Clapp, on November 30th, 2012.  Though she is a successful educator, keynote speaker, and speaking coach, she graciously shared her deepest insights. In her words, here are the secrets to winning the Toastmasters speech evaluation contest.  Christine’s

10 Tips for Terrific Table Topics

Settle your nerves with these simple strategies for sharp responses. 1. Don’t Panic If you can, just stop caring about Table Topics. Remember, everyone in the audience has been in your position, has probably dried up at some point and is willing you to do