3 Gemstones of Toastmasters


Have you ever been in a situation where you have to be in front an audience either for work for for leisure and standing there, words started fumbling and you start to stutter? Public speaking is an area where we can all practice and improve. It is a skill that is critical in many areas of life. People have received promotions, better jobs, better careers and many more. For some people, public sp ...


BETM Interview with Roy Osing


BETM's first video blog interview is here! We interviewed Roy Osing (@royosing) a former President and CMO with over 33 years of leadership experience covering all the major business functions including business strategy, marketing, sales, customer service and people development. He is a blogger, content marketer, educator, coach, adviser and the author of the book series Be Different or B ...


3 Ways to Own the Stage


After every time I go on stage, I am always surprised to hear people tell me, “You didn’t look nervous at all!” or “You seemed very natural!” I am always surprised because I’ve always felt the complete opposite of “not nervous” or “very natural” on stage. If you’ve ever spoken in front of an entire room full of people, you’ll know what I mean when I say every time I ...


3 Powerful Strategies for Stage Confidence


Have you ever thought about what it takes to be confident on stage? Then you go on stage and you start to shiver, shake and stutter. What is it that makes someone confident on stage and others not as confident?Is there a secret to becoming confident? No!Is there a special technique to becoming confident? Maybe, let’s find out! Some people say confidence is one of those things that you hav ...


Your competitive advantage must be more than just hot air


(written by Roy Osing)Most companies struggle with defining their competitive advantage claim. What makes them unique; different from their competitors. They can’t answer the question “Why should I do business with you and NOT your competition?” in a succinct meaningful way.There are two traps they fall into.First, they generally speak to the internal capabilities an organization has ...


20 Years to an Overnight Success - written by Dustin Hogan


Today we live in an age of immediate gratification. So many people are looking for an easy fix to almost everything. Just the other day I heard of a recent study that concluded that our attention spans have dropped to 8 seconds from just over 12 seconds back in the year 2000. That’s a pretty big change in a relatively short amount of time. What this means is that we now have a shorter atte ...


My name is Anthony! How may I help you?


The above video was recorded during a speech competition at our local club for humor speeches. I spoke about my experience working in a call center and how most of my customers were irate. Back when I was doing my Engineering in Mumbai India, during one summer vacation, I joined a call center to see what the hype was. At that point in time the Indian economy was booming as the Americans were ...


Beginners Guide to Becoming a Confident Speaker


Getting on stage and presenting in front of an audience can be a daunting task. It is scary since we rarely have the opportunity to do it. When someone is speaking, it is easier to sit back and watch because prevents us from being humiliated in front of a huge crowd. Sometimes we have thoughts such as “What will they think of me? Is my message worth sharing? Am I good enough? Do they like m ...


Letter to joining antninja


Hey, Anthony here.  By now you should already know of ANTNJINA. If not, click here to know more about it.  You are ‘Back’ and must be eager and ready to start blogging J. Not yet?? Before I send you an invite for you to start sharing your thoughts, ideas and stories let me give you a flavour of what to expect and what we are all about.  ANTNJINA is a story about entrepreneurship, a ...


BETM Notes: Deep Work by Cal Newport


"If you don't produce, you won't thrive - no matter how skilled or talented you are." Let that sink in. In "Deep Work", Cal Newport believes there are three groups of people who will thrive in the current economy: people who work well and creatively with intelligent machines, superstars at their field, and owners (those with capital). No matter which field you're working in, you will need the abil ...