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Be a Sponge: "It’s Not Pause for Effect… It’s Pause So ______"

By Darren LaCroix | Master Public Speaking , Stage Time Articles , Toastmasters

Have you ever heard the statement about public speaking, “You must pause for effect?” What do they mean by that? Just to be dramatic? So? The more I studied the World Champions who came before me, the clearer I understood what speaking was all about. Speaking, when done properly, is a two-way conversation. The conversation […]

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Stage Time: 2011 World Championship Insights

By Darren LaCroix | Master Public Speaking , Public Speaking Business , Stage Time Articles , Toastmasters , Uncategorized

Everything happens for a reason. It may just take time before we realize what the reason is. I wish you could have been there — maybe you were — two weeks ago when the anticipation was mounting for the 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking. Almost 1,900 Toastmasters descended from around the world on Las […]

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