Tag Archives: Darren LaCroix
Key to Speaking Success

June: Are You Speaking from the Heart?

No …really … Are you speaking from the heart? I don’t mean intending to, I mean LIVING your presentation. Not worrying about how you look or sound. Not worrying about your next perfect phrase that shows how smart you are or how hard you worked on writing it. Or the type of phrase that will win […]

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Don't learn the hard way

March: Don’t Learn the Hard Way

Somebody has been there before you. Why not take advantage of their tips and shortcuts? Most times, figuring it all out by yourself wastes precious time AND money. My Advice? Don’t learn the hard way. At work, I get our Yelp report for the week. It’s just OK. (Yelp is the go-to site for people […]

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Partner Up

December: Partner Up!

You’ve probably heard the phrase: “Babies don’t come with owner’s manuals.” That is, you have to figure out how to raise them yourself. Ok, not exactly – it’s been done before. You can call your mom. Your older sister. Your cousin. You get the idea. It’s the same with anything, even (paid) speaking. There are […]

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go for it!

Get Paid to Speak Champ Camp

Is Public Speaking Your Passion?  Are you working on your goals but not making enough progress?  Are you are spending time, energy and money but still not making progress?  How would you like to get paid for doing what you love?  Are you afraid to succeed? …What is stopping you then?  We just discovered a […]

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Weaving Stories into Your Speeches

As we near the time for our Workshop/Presentation from Ed Tate 7-9pm, 12/14, I searched for some relevant and varied evidence of the power of stories weaved into Speeches. I’ve curated the following Tweets from my Twitter stream, and looked at the contents presented.  I thought all 3 presented good examples to inspire you to […]

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Own The Stage Encore Presentation

  Fellow Speakers Bureau members: Remember back in August Darren LaCroix joined us for a coaching / evaluation extravaganza?  We all didn’t know what to expect, other than we were told to start a 1-2 minute speech, and we would be evaluated by Darren? Many of us first thought that was crazy, but it ended […]

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Stand-out or Step Out of the Way

The Power of Defining Your Core Message: We’ve all heard of the ‘IT’ factor.  That je ne sais quoi. Both are ways to point out that certain indefinable something: when you are firing on all cylinders, when everything meshes and is cohesive. Nothing is holding you back; you’re comfortable in your own skin. But what […]

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