“Hey dude, it’s been a long time – good to see you.” “Hello my friend. I trust everything is well?” “Babe – how are you today?” Those are 3 common GENERIC greetings that fall flat on engagement because you are not using the person’s first name. While you might think it’s cool and casual, it’s […]

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I’m Steve Itzkowitz with your Founder’s District TV News Blitz. More than 500 passionate club officers and leaders gathered at Chapman University and kicked off our New Year for fun and functional workshops and networking activities. You can catch highlights of the keynote speaker, Past District Governor and Distinguished Toastmaster, Paul Clark on FDTV and […]

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It’s not debatable, you must make your humor relatable. It’s a simple equation . . . your audience will laugh longer and louder when they relate to you or your situation. To create that type of effective connection, you must setup a universal understanding. For example, if your story requires that your audience be familiar […]

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You fail, I fail, we all fail . . . and it can be FABULOUS! Yeah, you probably think I’m crazy, but I’m crazy like a fox. The next time you fail, and you will – because we all fail, EMBRACE it. Embrace it so when you fail, you fail forward. Fail forward means you […]

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