Tag Archives: Public speaking

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 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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Endgame!

The District 86 Spring Conference Planning Committee had the last meeting today before the actual conference. My alarm went off and I groaned in disbelief at how early six a.m. arrived and interrupted a deep sleep. As I am still … Continue reading

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Spring Conference – menu of workshops

Here’s a menu of workshops that will be offered at the Toastmasters District 86 Spring Conference in Burlington during the weekend of April 19-21. NAME WORKSHOP TITLE WORKSHOP SYNOPSIS Pauline Duncan-Thrasher Amazing Leadership Content Rich Workshop about motivation triggers for … Continue reading

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Version control

The executive team of my home club, Garden City Toastmasters, has decided to postpone the Open House we were planning to hold in March. We’re moving it to a date in April. That works well for me as I’ll have … Continue reading

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