Jun

6

Extemporaneous Speaking

Have you ever been caught off guard with a question from your boss or client? Have you ever wished you would have had some witty response to someone who has put you on the spot? Linda Yates, The Image Energizer shares how to be prepared extemporaneously.

When you implement this tip of: PREP you will be able to speak off the cuff in any situation.

P = Purpose/Point
R = Reason
E = Example
P = Re-state your purpose/point

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

May

2

TEE 048: Leading Cultural Change with Jim Kokocki

Jim KokockiHave you ever tried to create a cultural change? Have you ever needed to make a change in your life or business? Today’s guest on episode 48 of the Executive Edge podcast is Jim Kokocki, past International President of Toastmasters International. Jim shares how leading change and embracing change can be accomplished and fulfilling.

Jim Kokocki, DTM, is an entrepreneur and business consultant residing in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. As a volunteer, he is a member of the board at L’Arche Saint John, part of a worldwide network of communities for people with intellectual disabilities. He also serves as Director of Business Development for Mudge Engineering Associates. Kokocki previously worked at telecommunications provider Bell Aliant and its related companies for 30 years. He recently completed a master’s degree in business administration at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.

Kokocki has also worked with other volunteer organizations, including the Saint John Board of Trade where he served as co-chair of its Business Education Committee. For other organizations, he delivers presentations on leadership, protecting self-esteem, managing conflict, business modeling, and public relations and marketing.

A dedicated Toastmaster for 27 years, Kokocki served on the Board of Directors from 2002 to 2004. In addition to having held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters, Kokocki also attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

“Over the years, I’ve met many people who tell me that their Toastmasters membership enabled them to hone skills that were important to their success personally and professionally. I look forward to serving and leading the organization’s efforts to extend our reach and provide communication and leadership skills to even more people around the world,” he says.

As International President, Kokocki is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide the organization in fulfilling its mission.

In episode 48 of The Executive Edge we learned:
- The ability to communicate goals and ambition leads to success
- Changing cultures in developing teams
- Leading diverse teams
- How to connect with others that are different from us
- Acknowledge when we see difficulties – addressing the “elephant in the room”
- Identifying steps to move a project along
- Recognize the behaviors that will make you successful
- Celebrating wins
- Celebrating others successes
- Strategic plan benefits
- Communicating your objectives to your team
- Communicating your objectives to the public
- What drives others
- Motivation theories

To connect with Jim Kokocki, go to LinkedIn or Twitter and search on his name.

Before Jim joined Toastmasters International he described himself as a shy, awkward computer programmer. He is definitely no longer shy and awkward but a leader making positive changes. How would you describe yourself? Perhaps Toastmasters International can help you achieve your goals and dreams. I would encourage you to check it out. www.Toastmasters.org

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

19

Linda’s Tips: Speaking Off the Cuff

Have you ever been asked a question by your boss and were caught off guard? Speaking off the cuff can be an art that is mastered. Practice makes perfect. The more you push past your comfort zone the better you will become at speaking off the cuff.

The tendency in responding to a question you are not expecting is to use crutch words such as: ah, um and you know. One of the best ways to respond to something that catches you off guard is to pause and collect your thoughts. After doing so and supplying your response it will center you and your thoughts. You will come across more knowledgeable and confident.

Toastmasters is a great organization to practice speaking off the cuff. You get to practice at each meeting through Table Topics. If you don’t have time to join a Toastmasters near you then have a friend or colleague fire questions at you that you are not expecting. Take a moment to pause and then respond.

You will become a pro at speaking off the cuff in no time!

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Feb

4

Linda’s Tips: How To Write A Speech

Do you get writer’s block when asked to write a speech? How to write a speech is one of the top questions that professionals ask. In this week’s tip Linda provides the way to be effective in speechwriting. As you write your speech keep in mind what your main point is. What is the take away you want your audience to walk away with? By implementing this tip you will become a pro before you know it when writing a speech for whatever occasion. How to write a speech will become second nature and you will be able to focus on the delivery.

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Dec

11

Doing More with Less

We can be creative in stretching our precious resources. Businesses are always looking for an edge to be more profitable. As we design our career mastering the art of doing more with less will improve our personal bottom-line. Getting creative and then pitching those creative ideas to leadership will make your individual personal stock rise in the organization. There is simplicity with doing more with less. By exercising this fundamental principle we will limit the distraction and create a more profitable and productive outcome.

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Dec

3

How to become a Powerful Public Speaker

Are you afraid to speak in public? Do you freeze up or get tongue tied when your boss asks you a question? This week’s tip suggests a way to conquer the fear of speaking in public. It is possible to become an excellent, exciting and interesting public speaker. Fear doesn’t have to hold you back. There is a organization that can teach you how to become a powerful public speaker – this organization is most likely right in your neighborhood.

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