Now in Toastmaster magazine

An article that you may have already seen here on my website, originally titled The Competitive Spirit, has been published in the April, 2008, issue of Toastmaster magazine (p.7). Now titled Don’t Wake Up Too Soon, the article explains that Toastmasters’ speech contests are not about titles or trophies. Instead, they are the fastest route to the greatest improvement. This article was one of nine on my Resources page available for reprint with my compliments. After the magazine has been circulated, I will re-post it on that page. But in the meantime, watch your mailbox for the April issue. Remember, you saw it here first.

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Posted Monday, April 14, 2008 | Link to entry

Get paid like Bill Clinton?

In an article titled Be Like Bill Clinton--Make Big Money Giving Speeches, posted this morning on, I’m quoted twice, along with fellow professional speakers Tom Antion and NSA Vice President Philip van Hooser. Though we can’t tell you how to make $52 million as President Clinton did since 2000, we do provide insights into how you can make money as a professional speaker. 

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Posted Tuesday, April 08, 2008 | Link to entry

Featured on Reuters

The day following the Clinton-Obama debate in Ohio, several international news services, including Reuters, distributed an article by Toastmaster Magazine Editor Suzanne Frey that featured my commentary and analysis. Also featured in the article are past International Director Ann Hastings and fellow World Champion Lance Miller. Carried by numerous publications around the world, the article, A Slugfest of Speaking Skills: Toastmasters Declare Obama Winner of Debate can be read here.

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Posted Sunday, March 16, 2008 | Link to entry

Featured on Microsoft Online

If you enter “financial presentations” in Google, the first non-paid entry that pops up is an article titled 10 Tips for Effective Financial Presentations. Written by Sally Herigstad, the article features my explanation of how PowerPoint can be an effective tool when making financial presentations. Many speakers, having heard the unfortunate phrase “death by PowerPoint,” jump to the conclusion that PowerPoint is something to avoid. But, as this article illustrates PowerPoint can be effectively used in any type of presentation, as long as it is used with judicious restraint.

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Posted Sunday, January 13, 2008 | Link to entry

Featured in “Texas Meetings”

What does a meeting planner need to know when looking for the right speaker? That’s exactly what I explain in an interview published in Texas Meetings + Events magazine. Written by April Miller, the article features Texas’ two World Champions of Public Speaking: Jim Key (2003) and me. We offer advice on such topics as why “celebrity speakers” may not be your best choice, how to get more for your money when hiring a speaker, and what to look for when reviewing a speaker’s promotional materials. To read the article titled Best of Show, click here.

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Posted Saturday, January 12, 2008 | Link to entry

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