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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When you become passionate about a subject you become wealthy; wealthy in knowledge and wisdom. This can translate to being rich in money. This is all achievable with 15 minutes in each of your days. These 15 minutes are dedicated to reading. Let me break this down for you. The average person reads approximately 200 […]

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I don’t like to admit it, but I have the reputation of being a professional procrastinator. Apparently, I find EVERY reason to put things off and do tasks later than I should, Maybe complete it tomorrow or next week…I’m filled with good intentions to get it done…soon. But when the time comes to deliver the […]

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In our fast-paced sit ‘n click world you want a clear, concise and customized summaries of the information you need – at your speed – to meet your personal and professional goals. You want up-to-date and drill-down-data that you can watch or read and digest at home or on your mobile device. Your wish is […]

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