Tag Archives: Communications

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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Reboot 2013

My personal theme for 2013 has been Reboot My Life. I’ve installed a few upgrades already – in the winter I followed through on a Chain of Events and had surgery on my left hand. The next major area I’m … 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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Paucisyllabism

Today’s writing prompt at Daily Post is No, Thank You. If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why? I’ve developed a dislike for use of the word “utilize” instead of its shorter … 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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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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