Category Archives: Toastmasters

Persuasive Speaking – Final Approach to Advanced Communicator Gold

I’ve been working towards my Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) designation in fits and starts. My most recent run at it was from last July through September, in which I completed all five speech projects in the Interpersonal Communication manual. I have … Continue reading

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This is not your father’s Pi!

Despite a rapid start and quick spurt of massive progress, I still ended up taking over a year to complete my Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) at Toastmasters. Did I finish my DTM in 2013? No. Recalibrating my goal, looking at … Continue reading

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The Way of the Student

In a recent video blog I included clips from an interview with departing Garden City Toastmasters member Joe Litman. During that interview he spoke about The Way of the Student – an initiative he started to help people his age … Continue reading

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Celebrating Toastmasters

I got my first video blog episode out. Press Play on the embedded video above to watch it. It’s an idea that’s evolving as I go. I had an idea about what I would focus on in my first episode, … Continue reading

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The Garden City Shake

My home club, Garden City Toastmasters, is not the first club to make a Harlem Shake video. But our video does have the best special effects! A few members had suggested a while ago that we make a Harlem Shake … Continue reading

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Race for Space

In January I wrote a post about Andrew Rader’s quest to win a trip to space through the AXE Apollo Space Academy. That’s AXE as in the brand of male grooming products. Working with one of the first men to … Continue reading

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The Demonstration Talk

I gave a speech at Garden City Toastmasters this week. I presented Project #3 from the Speaking To Inform manual. This particular project is The Demonstration Talk. My objectives were, Prepare a demonstration speech to clearly explain a process, product, … Continue reading

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