20 Years to an Overnight Success - written by Dustin Hogan

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 ...

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My name is Anthony! How may I help you?

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 ...

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Beginners Guide to Becoming a Confident Speaker

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 ...

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Letter to joining antninja

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 ...

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BETM Notes: Deep Work by Cal Newport

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 ...

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DOES ROUTINE EQUALS INSANITY?

DOES-ROUTINE-EQUALS-INSANITY?

A FEW WEEKS AGO I ATTENDED THE CONTEST AT THE METROSPEAKERS TOASTMASTERS CLUB. ONE OF THE CONTESTANTS MENTIONED A QUOTE THAT STUCK IN MY MIND. I DON’T REMEMBER THE EXACT WORDS BUT IT WENT ALONG THESE LINES: ‘DO MORE OF THINGS YOU LOVE AND LESS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.’ — EASIER SAID THAN DONE.  The very first thing that came to my mind after hearing this quote was that we should r ...

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8 Things I Do to Make My Speech Compelling - written by Roy Osing

8-Things-I-Do-to-Make-My-Speech-Compelling---written-by-Roy-Osing

My stories seem to be compelling to audiences. How do I know? Because I can see it in their eyes. Their pupils widen with excitement. They smile. They even laugh out loud on occasion. They never take their eyes off me. They hang on every word. They are on the edge of their seats leaning in to what I am telling them. My words draw them out of whatever place they were in before my story beg ...

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Dustin Hogan: The Power of Passion - written by Thad Rodrigues

Dustin-Hogan:-The-Power-of-Passion----written-by-Thad-Rodrigues-

As an entrepreneur, the ultimate achievement is to do something you love and earn a substantial living from it while making an impact in the world.   On September 7th Burnaby Entrepreneurs Toastmasters had the pleasure of hosting a special guest speaker, Dustin Hogan who delivered the first part of his workshop, "The Power of Passion".   Dustin Hogan is the Founder of The Rock ...

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Never lose again

Never-lose-again

Toastmasters Speech competition season is upon us again! I'm not a competitive person by nature: I don't play any competitive sports, and I prefer solo activities (bicycling, hiking, reading). But ever since I started competing 3 years ago, I've always participated, and I've never lost.   Here is how I did it.   One semester years ago, when I was in college, I suddenly decided ...

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Speaking Tactics

Speaking-Tactics

Today, Alex Ho from Inspirationalex.com delivered a powerful and deep message on living an authentic life. During this presentation Alex took the audience on a journey wherein he shared his pains and challenges that held him back over the years. Alex captivated the audience describing his path to overcoming his challenges, leaving the audience inspired and touched by his emotions.So how did ...

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