How did I get the most out of my mentor?


(written by Roy Osing)I had many mentors throughout my career, and I selected each one with a definite purpose in mind.Getting a return on investment from your mentors doesn't happen through serendipity; it is the result of a methodical strategy executed day-in and day-out.These "mentor moves" paid off handsomely for me over my 3 decade career.Try and move the relationship w ...


New? Start Here!


Written By: Newvick Lee / Anthony ShivakumarIf you want to become a successful entrepreneur, you're in the right place.The only way to do that is to READ OUR BLOG POSTS! Well, that might not be entirely true. But you do need to learn how to use your personal expertise and available resources and turn it into value and a cash income.We started off as a group of toastmasters who just wanted to learn ...


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 ...