The Call for CLARITY

Everyone enjoys a good story, which is why we like intriguing mysteries, sentimental romances, gut-wrenching dramas, horrifying thrillers, and belly-busting ...
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Holiday Memories

It’s early January, and Christmas trees have been dragged to curbs to be hauled off with the trash. Pine needles ...
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Use Another Tool!

  Several years ago, I discovered some termite damage to floor joists under my house. The damage was in the ...
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When Something Goes WRONG…

For more than 25 years, I’ve both told and heard some very inspirational stories. Some were born of deep pain, ...
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Mundane, or MAGNIFICENT?

 Over the years, I’ve met thousands of interesting people; royalty, celebrities, politicians, pioneers, and more. Some have no specific claim ...
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The DARK PLACE

Our stories are personal; our stories are powerful; sometimes our stories are PAINFUL. Some time ago, while discussing storytelling during ...
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UNFORGETTABLE PRESENTATIONS Virtual Class Starts TUESDAY!

We start Tuesday! Will you join us? Ready…to get booked more? Want to make more of an audience impact EVERY ...
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Will They Remember?

“You came to my school about 7 years ago and gave your Words Count speech. And I just wanted you ...
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A Lesson from the Champions

August 25, 2018 was a historic day for Toastmasters International! For the past 80 years, Toastmasters has held the annual ...
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The POWER of PERSPECTIVE

Stories have the power to move people in many ways. That emotional connection can be increased exponentially when you have ...
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Don’t Tell us…TAKE us

For more than 25 years, I’ve enjoyed telling stories, but all my life I’ve enjoyed hearing them, from many people ...
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What I Learned From my Coach

Ever notice how seemingly gifted speakers make it look so easy? How do they do that? What if you could? ...
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Whose Story Is It?

Some years ago, I received a disturbing private message from a fellow speaker ‘Sam’, in another country. They were attending ...
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THE UTMOST FOR THE HIGHEST

Each year, during the week before Easter, thousands of high school athletes compete in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) ...
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Being A Good Listener, Mark Brown Speaks

Being a Good Speaker Begins with Being a Good LISTENER

Thoughts shared with the Hindu Business Line during my recent visit to Chennai, India. http://www.bloncampus.com/hangout-at-bloc/being-a-good-speaker-begins-with-being-a-good-listener/article9988347.ece Mark L Brown World Champion ...
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