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World Championship Competition Speech "Failure is not an Option"

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World Championship Competition Speech "Failure is not an Option"

San Francisco, CA- On April 10, 2019, I placed second in the Toastmasters Division A International Speech Competition with my inspirational speech, “Failure in not an Option.” The winner, Aaron Samson, went on to compete for the designation of World Champion of Public Speaking, the highest public speaking award in the world. On June 6, 2019, I reprised my speech by request for Slalom Toastmasters in Palo Alto, CA.

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Second Place in Journey Towards "World Champion of Public Speaking"

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Second Place in Journey Towards "World Champion of Public Speaking"

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Palo Alto, CA- Proud to announce that I have wrapped up my journey towards “World Champion of Public Speaking” by placing second in the Toastmasters Division A International Speech Competition on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. I delivered my inspirational speech, “Failure is not an Option” about my experiences performing with the Blue Man Group. Huge congratulations to Aaron Samson with his first place speech, “Catching Her Breath.”

Aaron moves forward to the District Four Contest, and then onward towards the “World Champion of Public Speaking” Championship in Denver, CO.

Don awarded 2nd place towards World Championship of Public Speaking

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Next Step Towards "World Champion of Public Speaking"

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Next Step Towards "World Champion of Public Speaking"

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Palo Alto, CA- Very proud to announce that I have won the Toastmasters Area A2 International Speech Competition with my inspirational speech, “Failure is not an Option” about my experiences performing with the Blue Man Group.

Huge thanks and gratitude to my home group, SAP Toastmasters and Area A2. Now, on to the Division A Contest, and then onward towards the “World Champion of Public Speaking” Championship in Denver, CO!

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Facilitating an Effective Speaking Workshop at the Toastmasters Leadership Institute

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Facilitating an Effective Speaking Workshop at the Toastmasters Leadership Institute

Los Angeles, CA- Professional trade show booth presenter and engagement consultant Don Colliver facilitated his "Cirque to Work" training workshop at the Toastmasters Leadership Institute in Los Angeles on July 15th, 2017.

Executive Leadership from throughout Toastmasters' District One participated in group and solo activities, learning about next level engagement and and the value of vulnerability for more effective group communication.

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