Toastmasters 101

Toastmasters 101

Latest Episodes

Getting On the TED Stage: A Toastmaster’s Story
September 24, 2021

Jenilee Taylor’s TED Talk link Welcome back to Toastmasters 101.  We kick off this season with an interview with Jenilee Taylor, DTM, about her experience stepping into the red circl

The End of Your Speech
June 30, 2021

What do you do at the end of your speech? When judging speech contests, it’s a recognized phenomenon that the first and last speakers are the ones that get the most brain space in the judge’s mind.  I

How Toastmasters Clubs Work
May 25, 2021

Have you ever walked into a situation where “pandemonium” and “disorganization” and “Who’s running this mess?” crosses your mind?  (I hope it wasn’t a Toastmasters meeting.)  You know there’s a leadership problem when you find yourself in this place.

Toastmasters Debate
April 16, 2021

Why You Should Look at Toastmasters Debate Clubs We’ve all been there.  That discussion that you want to have, that we need to have.  Whether it’s politics, society norms, or the intrinsic value of moosetracks ice cream – you want to discuss it.

Great Toastmasters Speech Evaluations: How to Get and Keep Them
March 17, 2021

Great Toastmasters Speech Evaluations don’t happen by accident. How do you get them and how do you keep them? Toastmasters speech evaluations are the key tool to improving your public speaking. I just came across a speech evaluation that I have a pictu...

Toastmasters Level 4 Project: Create a Podcast
January 31, 2021

Does the Level 4 Create a Podcast intimidate you? Did you ever get a two-fer? Like being in college and writing the same paper for 2 classes. Or discovering that you have a vacation day and being given an extension because the office is closed.

The Most Important Speech You Have to Give
December 09, 2020

Giving a speech is an art.  That’s my firm belief.  It’s art like singing or dancing – it’s the creation of a moment that has an impact on those who present and those who partake.  When we’re faced with the most important speech we have to give – we ne...

Thanks Giving in Toastmasters “Thank You, Toastmasters”
November 26, 2020

Should you say “thank you, Toastmasters” at the end of your speech? We are celebrating Thanksgiving here in the United States this week.  It’s a time to think about the things we’re grateful for and express our gratitude to those who have blessed us.

Reflecting on Your Path: Toastmasters Finale
October 28, 2020

Let’s take a look at the Toastmasters Path final project:  Reflect on Your Path. Reflect on Your Toastmasters Path Have you ever cleaned out a garage or storage shed and had the great sense of completion that one gigantic task is done?

Toastmasters Speech Contest: Are You In?
October 14, 2020

Sometime in the next few months, your Toastmasters club is going to hold a contest.  For new members, a Toastmasters speech contest sounds maybe a bit… childish?  unnecessarily competitive?  waste of time? I suspect that you’ve never seen a Toastmaster...