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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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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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The other night I rewrote the opening scene of my work in progress, Mission: Dawn. It wasn’t a major rewrite, mostly tightening things up. I originally wrote the opening scene years a decade ago. I had always envisioned it starting … Continue reading

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Toastmasters in space

Public speaking – for many it’s the final frontier. These are the voyages of the USS Garden City, representing the United Federation of Toastmasters. Her ongoing mission – to explore strange new Words of the Day. To seek out and … Continue reading

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Is Writer’s Block a lack of internal permission to write?

I’ve had my own personal theory about Writer’s Block, that it doesn’t actually exist. Now I’m not saying that people don’t experience a condition that we call Writer’s Block. I’m aware that many documented cases exist, and I experience it … Continue reading

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Pressing on with my next speech

Given that I’ve determined that I want to give seven or eight speeches over the next twelve weeks, I’ve decided that I’ll have to be methodical about how I develop and prepare each speech. My next speech project is Project … Continue reading

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