I’m Mabel Kong with an editorial that’s less than two minutes long. I find it ironic that many of today’s leaders boast of being available for their hard workers, but when their employees ask for help all that’s given are orders from a benevolent dictator. A true servant leader will listen, guide, and empower their […]

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Last week I saw an excellent example of servant leadership. I know you will be excited to try this simple solution and I expect you’ll have a similar remarkable result. I watched an associate’s face transform from a full-on frown to a smiling king with a crown. During a frontline managers’ meeting, I saw a […]

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Michael Varma sits down with one of the newest accredited speakers, Eldonna Lewis Fernandez. Eldonna is CEO of Dynamic Vision International, Inc. that provides negotiation, leadership, and communication training to corporate clients and small business owners internationally. Eldonna is also the author of Think Like A Negotiator – 50 Ways to Create Win Win Results […]

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Whether you are part of today’s tech-savvy workforce or a customer influenced by social media, the results are in . . . you respond well to video messaging. That’s because only 7 percent of a message is conveyed by words; The remaining 93 percent breaks down to your tone of voice, 38 percent, and the […]

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What you DO say is just as important as what you DON’T say. I’m referring to your poor and sloppy body language. Everywhere I look, I see hundreds of people hunched over their computers banging on their keyboard . . . or . . . standing with their heads down, staring down at their “smart […]

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The Toastmasters’ International convention recently concluded in Chicago, Illinois. The Founder’s District was well-represented at the World Champion of Public Speaking by our friend Ricky LaCorte. We welcome home LaCorte as a top ten finalist. Congratulations on a fabulous run and a tremendous achievement. The winner of the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking, was […]

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One of our viewers sent Founder’s District TV an email and asked a very important question: What should I do with my hands during a presentation? Here’s a little-known fun fact . . . many executives are just as nervous as you are before speaking to a crowd. They give themselves a pep talk and […]

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Often as a leader you are forced to ask tough questions. Many Toastmasters might want to ask . . . Why do you keep backing out of your scheduled speeches? Why do you keep canceling our club officer meetings? Why aren’t you starting Pathways? While those are good assertive questions, but the structure and tone […]

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When you address an audience, you will be seen as a subject matter expert. That means from time to time you will be asked a tough direct question. I’ve seen professional people stammer, get confrontational and some have shrunk away into a meager mess. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, all you have to […]

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Host of FDTV, Michael Varma, sits down with the 2018 Founder’s District International Speech Champion, Ricky LaCorte, for an in-depth interview. Ricky talks about his early life that lead from being a gang member, to band member, and then a Toastmaster winning the District speech competition on his first try. Ricky will be competing for […]

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