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Step-by-Step: A Strategic Movement Method When Delivering a Presentation

I recently read an article that inspired me to experiment.  It was in the The Toastmaster Magazine,  a publication that comes complementary with membership. I generally read it cover to cover because each issue has awesome tools that I use to boost my … Continue reading

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Interested in Toastmasters but think your schedule might not allow for it? Think again.

When I joined Toastmasters, one of my concerns was my ability to attend regularly since I was a forestry shift worker at the time. A few things I learned eased my anxiety and motivated me to join: 1. Unlike other … Continue reading

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One of the Best Decisions of My Life

I commonly use this phrase when I talk about a very big part of my life – Toastmasters.  I say this because of the tremendous learning and personal development that have come to me by taking a turn down this … Continue reading

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Oh, The Things We Learn From the Places That We Go (speech contest draft II)

I received amazing feedback which helped as I redrafted the speech that I will deliver March 28 at the Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club’s International Speech contest.  Many people suggested the title needed work.  Others said I had to do a better job … Continue reading

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Begin your Speech with a Roadmap

My blog post last week shared some stellar feedback I received on how to improve my hook opening by not saying anything that would confuse, distract, or alienate my audience members – right off the bat. I actually received a … Continue reading

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Start a Speech With a Strong and Respectful Hook!

I got some amazing advice this past week from a seasoned communicator. I delivered a speech at my friendly neighborhood Toastmaster club (The Plaza 400 Club) and decided to begin with a hook opening. A hook, in this context, is … Continue reading

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You Can Never Get Enough Practice

Often, people ask me why I still am a Toastmaster after 13 years.They tell me I don’t appear to need it. However, I know I need it and I am actually surprised that more people don’t belong to access one … Continue reading

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