November 13, 2018
After 20 years with the same company, it sold, and I was out the door; 60 years old, out on the street, resume in hand, looking for work. My self-esteem gone. When I was about at my lowest, a good friend asked me to attend a Toastmaster meeting with him. I told him, ‘I need
November 6, 2018
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
October 28, 2018
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
October 21, 2018
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
October 14, 2018
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
October 8, 2018
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
September 30, 2018
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
September 24, 2018
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
May 30, 2015
Lionnel Yamentou competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.
May 26, 2015
Chris Gregory competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.
May 26, 2015
Anita Ramanathan competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.