Discernment – Discipline – Direction in the 21st Century

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“The internalizing and transfer of information has been pivotal throughout human history. It led our ancestors to build stone tools, then communities then agriculture. It built our cities has dispelled our false understandings of our world and universe, it literally evolved our brain and will continue to change every aspect of human existence whether you like it or not.”

Daniel A. Janssen

Public Speaking and Communications Resources

Communication is the skill to acquire in this new millennium. Stuart R. Levine, the former C.E.O. of Dale Carnegie & Associates, believes that success in the future will be determined by individuals and organizations that can establish quality human relationships.

Success in the future will be determined by leadership. The ability to communicate, develop, empower teams, and listen more effectively. These leaders will have to communicate and motivate far more effectively in conditions of near constant change. Stuart R. Levine quotes Malcolm Forbes, CEO of the business magazine that bears his family name, saying:

“The micro-chip is extending the reach of the human brain like machines extended the reach of the human muscle in the last century. Today’s computers are the railroads and the highways of transportation. Information is raw material and the winners will be those who know how to communicate and listen effectively.”


Basic resources for writing speeches:

Analogies – Word Pictures – Anecdotes

Enhance the effectiveness of your speech with word pictures, anecdotes, and illustrations. Over 50 word pictures to spruce up your presentation.

Quotes, Quotes, and more Quotes

A selection of my favorite quotes. Add credibility to your talk with powerful quotations.

Jokes, Jokes, and more Jokes

Don’t forget about entertainment value. Add a joke and some humor. This represents a selection of some of my favorite jokes. Remember: The mind can only absorb what the seat can endure.


Sample Speeches including using the Rule of 3.

How to write a speech using the rule of three

A simple and effective way to write speeches and deliver effective oral communications. There is also some sample speeches written and delivered at a TI meeting for more ideas and examples of the Rule of 3.

You have to have Goals

Mislead by the Media

Yellowknife: A Town Changed Forever

Without a Vision the People Perish


Professional Speakers Guide

This program is designed to cover all the aspects of starting a speaking career. It provides an informative and insightful look into the professional speaking industry as well as all the information one would need to take the plunge and start speaking as a paid professional. It is your resource guide for what it looks like, what it takes, and how to get paid for speaking to the public.

This resource further contributes to and helps build and strengthen the speaking industry. By supporting, equipping and empowering individuals to make informed decisions for getting in the business, starting off right, being professional, authentic and building a rewarding career in this industry.

Paul Karasik (Seminar leader, founder of American Seminar Leaders Association) says “unlike many other professions there is no career track in the seminar business. Major universities do not yet offer programs in seminar leading.”

Professional Speakers Guide – HTML 5 Online Version


Unlimited content for speeches:

Online Encyclopedia’s

Thousands of articles, facts, figures, and everything you ever wanted to know about life. Wikipedia provides a detailed list of online encyclopedia’s rich with the worlds written records.



Public speaking and communication learning organizations:

Toastmasters International

One of the pioneers of public speaking was Ralph C. Smedley the founder of Toastmasters International. The first Toastmasters club was established on October 22, 1924, in Santa Ana, California, by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, who conceived and developed the idea of helping others to speak more effectively. More clubs were formed, and Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932.

T.M.I. now has over 8500 clubs world wide that can help you develop better communication, listening and leadership skills at an very affordable cost. Visit T.M.I. at http://www.toastmasters.org find a club near you and learn more about the organization and how they can benefit you in developing the leader within.