The Speaker’s Blueprint

I recently received an advanced copy of a new book called “The Speaker’s Blueprint” by Brian Woolf. How I know Brian is an interesting story.  Let me put it this way.  When just about anybody comes to me with speaking advice, I listen.  When I have questions about public speaking, the list of people I seek out is very short.  …

Best In The World–Mohammed Qahtani

Today we continue our series “Best In The World”. In this series, I interview some of the best speakers in the world to see what they can teach us. In this episode, I interview Mohammed Qahtanni. Mohammed became World Champion of Public Speaking when I was just starting my Toastmasters journey in 2015. He is often referenced as one of …

Best In The World – Darren Lacroix

The man likes a nice shirt!

Today we continue our series “Best In The World”. In this series, I interview some of the best speakers in the world to see what they can teach us. In this episode, I interview Darren Lacroix. Darren has attained two of the most prestigious titles that a professional speaker can hope for. He became World Champion of Public Speaking in …

Best In The World – Pres Vasilev

Today, we launch a series called “Best In The World”. I toyed with a number of titles and finally went with the philosophy that less is more. Simple is best. Best In The World. This is a series of videos where I interview some of the best speakers in the world to see what they can teach us. We start …

Rest in Pieces

The above picture is “Ascending And Descending” by MC Escher. I think it’s fair to say that if an actual architect designed this, instead of an artist, it would be a serious fail. However, if you look at it in pieces, something interesting happens. Look at the left side … There’s nothing wrong with this, is there? It shows people …

What Did You Accomplish Today?

The following is a story that my dad told me when I was young. I don’t know whether it’s true, but I hope it is. A construction manager was calling vendors to get quotes on 100 wheelbarrows for an upcoming project. In his conversation with a salesman, he asked a very interesting question. “Yes. And what kind of discount can …

What Should I Write About?

As I was trying to get this website off the ground, Edward (aka “Web Guy Extraordinaire”) suggested that we need a blog section. He also suggested that I write two entries right away. Ok… The first entry was done almost immediately. I knew exactly what I wanted to say because I have a versatile story in mind that I was …